Bulls vs Cavaliers – Game Preview – March 26, 2022

Chicago Bulls (42-31, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (41-32, sixth in the Eastern Conference)

Cleveland; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago visits Cleveland in an effort to break its five-game road slide.

The Cavaliers are 9-5 in divisional play. Cleveland is seventh in the Eastern Conference with 10.3 offensive rebounds per game led by Jarrett Allen averaging 3.4.

The Bulls are 9-5 against the rest of the division. Chicago ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference, giving up just 111.4 points while holding opponents to 47.1 percent shooting.

The teams are meeting for the fourth time this season. The Bulls won 101-91 in the last meeting on March 13. DeMar DeRozan led the Bulls with 25 points and Darius Garland led the Cavaliers with 25 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Garland is averaging 21.4 points per game and averaging 3.3 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Evan Mobley is averaging 18.4 points and 9.8 rebounds over Cleveland’s last 10 games.

Zach LaVine averaging 2.9 made 3 points per game for the Bulls, scoring 24.8 points while shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc. DeRozan is averaging 25 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists over Chicago’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cavaliers: 5-5, averaged 111.7 points, 43.0 rebounds, 25.8 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the field . Their opponents are averaging 114.0 points per game.

Bulls: 3-7, averaged 106.8 points, 38.9 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 7.6 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.3 percent from the field. Their opponents average 115.5 points.

INJURIES: Riders: Jarrett Allen: out (finger), Collin Sexton: out for the season (knee), Rajon Rondo: out (ankle), Dean Wade: out (knee).

Bulls: DeMar DeRozan: out (adductor), Lonzo Ball: out (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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