Pre-Gamin': Cavaliers at Bulls (6:00 CT) – Broadcast Info, Projected Lineups, What to Watch For

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Pre-Gamin’: Cavaliers at Bulls (6:00 CT) – Broadcast Info, Projected Lineups, What to Watch For

Chicago Bulls

Look at it this way: If the Bulls lose tonight, I can guarantee you that they will never lose again this year.

Game Info

Cleveland Cavaliers (22-14) at Chicago Bulls (16-19) vs – 6:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago (TV) and 670 The Score (Radio)

Projected Starters

Chicago Bulls

1. Ayo Dosunmu
2. Zach LaVine
3. DeMar DeRozan
4. Patrick Williams
5. Nikola Vučević

Injury Report: Goran Dragic OUT (rest), Coby White AVAILABLE

Cleveland Cavaliers

1. Donovan Mitchell
2. Caris LeVert
3. Lamar Stevens
4. Kevin Love
5. Jarrett Allen

Injury Report: Darius Garland OUT (thumb), Evan Mobley OUT (ankle), Cedi Osman OUT (back), Dean Wade OUT (shoulder), Dylan Windler OUT (ankle), Robin Lopez PROBABLE (illness)

What to Watch For …

  • The Chicago Bulls better come out hungry. While this team has suffered its fair share of embarrassing losses this season, few probably stung as much as a 32-point blowout loss during the team’s home opener. Cleveland dominated behind the arc, on the glass, in the paint, and in transition. It was a complete and utter takeover, and this team is more than capable of doing it again.
  • Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley could cause Chicago a lot of trouble. They allow the fewest point in the paint per game, which isn’t particularly great news for a Bulls team that takes more 2-point field goals than any team in the league. The Bulls shot just 40.5 percent from the field the last time these two played, so let’s hope they have a far more efficient game up their sleeve tonight.
  • The Cavs bench also destroyed the Bulls in their first meeting. Kevin Love, Cedi Osman, and Robin Lopez combined for 42 points with Osman and Love each knowing down multiple shots from behind the arc. Without Goran Dragic tonight, I certainly worry about the Bulls’ second unit offense kicking things into high gear, but perhaps Coby White or a well-rested Derrick Jones Jr. can bring some firepower.
  • More in here …

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.