Bulls and Cavaliers Meet in Divisional Clash
The Chicago Bulls take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Saturday night. The Bulls (17-30) have flashed some improved play in recent games, as they'll come into Saturday with a 4-4 record over their last eight contests. Their most recent time on the floor resulted in one of those four losses courtesy of the Sacramento Kings, which toppled them by a 98-81 score Friday night. Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 21 points, supplementing them with six rebounds, two assists and one block. Chandler Hutchison went for 11 points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal. Thaddeus Young and Kris Dunn generated matching 10-point tallies while hauling in eight and six rebounds, respectively. Dunn also dished out six assists. The Bulls will list Otto Porter, Jr. (foot), Daniel Gafford (ankle and Lauri Markkanen (pelvis) as out for Saturday's game. The Cavaliers (12-33) come into Saturday's game in the midst of one of their extended spirals, as they've dropped six consecutive games. Their most recent loss came against the Washington Wizards, which bested them by a 124-112 score Thursday night. Collin Sexton paced the Cavaliers with 29 points, supplementing them with four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Larry Nance, Jr. generated a 22-point, 12-rebound double-double that also included three assists. Kevin Love delivered 21 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Darius Garland poured in 13 points and dished out four assists. The Cavaliers will list Brandon Knight (knee), Kevin Porter, Jr. (knee) and Ante Zizic (illness) as out for Saturday's contest. Saturday's game marks the third of four meetings between the season. The series is tied 1-1, with the Cavaliers notching a 117-111 win Oct. 30 and the Bulls prevailing a 118-116 victory Jan. 18.
Posted on: 1/24/2020 10:51 PM