Central Division foes will collide when the Chicago Bulls face the Cleveland Cavaliers at United Center. The Bulls haven't been able to win consistently, coming in with a 9-16 record. While the Bulls have struggled all year, they have been even worse lately, losing eight of their last 10 games. Over in the other locker room, the Cavaliers are five games below .500 on the year and enter the game with a 10-15 record. This game has a start time of 8:00 pm EST and it will be covered by NBA TV, FSN-OH and WGN.
The Bulls are expecting better results after their 107-95 loss to the Thunder. Despite the loss, Joakim Noah earned his eighth double-double of the year. He recorded 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls. The Cavaliers, meanwhile, are coming off a close win against the Bucks, 114-111. Kyrie Irving led the game in scoring by recording 39 points. The two teams have split the two matchups this season, The Cavaliers had the upper hand in the most recent game, a 97-93 win. Luol Deng produced a double-double in the defeat with 27 points and 11 assists.
The top-notch Chicago defense could make it difficult on Cleveland's shooters. They rank fifth in the NBA in forcing misses (opponents' eFG% of 47.5%), while the brick-laying Cleveland offense is 26th with a mark of 46.8%.