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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.

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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).

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