Chicago plays Cleveland on 5-game road skid

March 25, 2022 GMT

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 looking to break its five-game road slide.

The Cavaliers are 9-5 in division games. 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% shooting.

The teams square off 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 scoring 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 the last 10 games for Cleveland.


Zach LaVine averages 2.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Bulls, scoring 24.8 points while shooting 39.9% from beyond the arc. DeRozan is averaging 25 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists over the past 10 games for Chicago.

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

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

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

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


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