After the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Chicago Bulls in a 99-93 loss, LeBron James vented his frustration about the situation his team is currently in to the media. LeBron talked about the state of the Cavaliers at this point of the season with the playoffs just up the road. And also acknowledged the Bulls and what they did effectively to embarrass the Cavs defense.

LeBron James speaks on the Bulls excellence in Thursday's game

LeBron James was very complimentary of the Chicago Bulls' performance against his Cleveland Cavs on Thursday night, particularly Rajon Rondo and Nikola Mirotic.

Both these players had a stellar performance against the Cavaliers. Rondo finished the game with 7 points, 9 rebounds and used his high basketball IQ to dish out 15 assists. Flirting with a triple double is something Rajon has become accustomed to throughout his career. While Nikola had a brilliant shooting night, 9-14 from the field and 6-11 from three point land. Finishing with a double double, 28 points and 10 rebounds. King James spoke fondly of these two, saying: "Rondo was breaking our defense down a lot, also allowed Niko to get his comfort (shooting) threes." LeBron also mentioned that Nikola Mirotic was a player that was mentioned in the gameplan to be cautious of, stating: "we talked about it, the coaches told us, and we didn't get to him...

wasn't on the coaches, it's on us". While throughout this season, there has been a lot of controversy involving the Chicago Bulls and their point guard, Rajon Rondo, LeBron let his respect towards the PG be known, complimenting his ability to perform well on any given night, and saying "Rondo's a veteran point guard".

Can the Bulls sneak into the playoffs?

The Chicago Bulls are currently sitting in the 9th seed in the Eastern Conference, just behind the Indiana Pacers. Despite the recent injury of Dwyane Wade, the Bulls have been winning some important games recently, putting themselves right back into playoff contention. With 7 games left in the season for Chicago, they have to play very well to end the season.

The two teams above them at 8th (Pacers) and 7th (Heat) in the Eastern Conference both have a record of 37-38, compared to the Bulls record of 36-39. Making for a tight finish between the three teams, they all respectively would not want to end the season on a bad note as their positioning on the ladder is sacred.