Coach Mike Brown had a long list of compliments to hand out after the Cavaliers 97-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night at The Q.

He praised Kyrie Irving for setting the tone and pushing the pace, Tristan Thompson for his double double (14 points and 14 rebounds), Anderson Varejao for his activity defensively, Dion Waiters for his 20 points off the bench.

"And then Andrew,'' the coach said. On this night, he saved the best for last.

Andrew Bynum played his finest game as a Cavalier, finishing with season highs in points (20), rebounds (10), blocked shots (5) and minutes (30) as Cleveland snapped a five-game losing streak and a six-game losing streak to the Bulls in Cleveland.

"It felt good,'' Bynum said with a chuckle. "I won't lie to you.''

From the start, it appeared Bynum had more bounce in his step and his big dunk early in the first quarter as the Cavs took a 13-6 lead emphasized that point.

"It was actually good to jump and to see it wasn't too bad of a landing,'' he said. "I think moreso than anything, it's about getting more minutes and being out on the floor, getting my touch back and also being a little tired after four or five minutes and the coaches allowed me to stay in there and keep playing through that so I'd get in better shape.''

He looked fine on Saturday.

"I just played him how I felt I needed him,'' said Brown, whose Cavs improved to 5-12, 4-3 at home.

Asked if Bynum no longer had a limit on his minutes -- it has been between 20 and 25 -- Brown smiled and said, "Tonight he didn't.''

With C.J. Miles back in the starting lineup after missing four games with a strained right calf and Irving pushing the pace from the start, the Cavs raced out to a 20-10 lead over the Bulls, playing without Derrick Rose (torn meniscus in right knee) and Jimmy Butler (turf toe). They were still up at halftime, 56-51, and increased the lead to 77-66 heading into the fourth quarter.