Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers face off in an NBA regular season matchup scheduled for 7:00 PM EST on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Date and Time: October 24th, 2017 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena
TV: NBA TV (US)
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The Bulls seems to be carrying the bad omen from last season into the new as they dropped their second game losing 87-77 to the Spurs. Robin Lopez scored 16 points and seven rebounds.
One player who shines in the Bulls rough start to the season is rookie Lauri Markkanen, who grabbed 17 points in his first-ever NBA appearance while 13 points against the Spurs. The foreign intake is averaging 15 points per game and is the lifeline of the Bulls offense thus far. Center Robin Lopez is another player the team depends on, he is currently averaging 17 ppg, 7.5 rpg and 2.5 apg.
The Bulls are yet to play in their full strength as Kris Dunn, Nikola Mirotic, Zach LaVine, Cameron Payne, and Bobby Portis still remain out with injuries and suspensions.
After a 3-0 start, the Clevs suffered their first skid of the season, losing 114-93 to the Orlando Magic last Saturday.
Cleveland flaunts a solid defense so far this season, the unit is now allowing 103 per game and limited all three opponents to a combined .438 from the field. Their shooting from the free throw line is 84.06 which ranks 6th in the NBA.
Tuesday’s game marks LeBron James 770th game equalling Zydrunas Ilgauskas (771 GP) for the most regular season games played in the franchise history.
The starting unit will see J.R. Smith taking the place of Dwyane Wade at two-guard as Wade has requested to join the bench to lead the second unit.
Isaiah Thomas and Derrick Rose remain sidelined for the game.