Nikola Mirotic Randomly Clotheslines Iman Shumpert And Ignites A Cavaliers Run

That’s a dirty, dirty play by Nikola Mirotic. Making matters worse for the Chicago Bulls rookie is how Iman Shumpert and the Cleveland Cavaliers reacted to it.

After Mirotic randomly clotheslined Shumpert and received a flagrant-1 foul with 5:18 left before halftime, the Cavaliers went on a 17-4 run to close the second quarter. Related: Cleveland’s flat-topped wing scored nine of his team-high 11 points following the incident.

Think Mirotic’s play lit a fire under Shumpert and the Cavaliers?

Despite Kyrie Irving leaving the game with a minor knee injury (he’s probable to return) and poor shooting from LeBron James, Cleveland leads Chicago 58-44 at halftime.

[The Cauldron]