Cavaliers Vs. Bulls: Cleveland Loses By 39 To Chicago, 114-75

The Cavaliers had a chance to get to .500, but instead were blown out by the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls, 114-75.

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Cavaliers Vs. Bulls Final Score: Cleveland Loses By 39 To Derrick Rose-less Chicago

Yes, the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Chicago Bulls by 39 points on Friday night, 114-75, and no, Derrick Rose did not play. You could take out any one quarter for the Bulls and the remaining three quarters would still beat the Cavaliers' four-quarter total.

Looking to get back to .500, the Cavs probably thought they might have a chance with the league's reigning MVP sitting the game out with a toe injury, but they never had a shot after Chicago jumped out to a 6-0 lead and ultimately outscored Cleveland 34-26 in the first. The Bulls coasted from there.

Chicago shot well above 50-percent for the entirety of the game and 55-percent overall, led by Luol Deng's 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting. The Bulls starters were a combined 31-for-53 shooting and had 38 of the team's 54 rebounds.

Anderson Varejao was the leading scorer for the Cavs with 14 points on 5-for-9 shooting. Kyrie Irving had 13 points at the half, but did not score a single point in the final two quarters.

The Cavs will attempt to end their brief two game slump Saturday night in Atlanta against the Hawks.

If you're looking for more information on these two teams, visit Fear the Sword and Blog a Bull. You can also check out SB Nation's NBA hub at SBNation.com/NBA.
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Cavaliers Vs. Bulls Score Update: Despite No Derrick Rose, Chicago Builds Huge Halftime Lead

Derrick Rose is not playing due to a toe injury, but that didn't stop the Chicago Bulls from building a huge first half lead. After 24 minutes, they were up on the Cavs, 63-44.

Chicago could not find anything but net in the first half, shooting 59-percent compared to Cleveland's 39-percent. They outrebounded the Cavs, 27-18.

C.J. Watson led the Bulls with 13 points and had five assists. Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng combined for 21 points and 13 rebounds.

The No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with 13 points on 5-for-9 shooting. The Cavs only managed 18 points in the second quarter and had nine first half turnovers.

If you're looking for more information on these two teams, visit Fear the Sword and Blog a Bull. You can also check out SB Nation's NBA hub at SBNation.com/NBA.
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Cavaliers Vs. Bulls: Derrick Rose Not Guaranteed To Play Against Cleveland

The Cavaliers can get to .500 today as they play a Chicago Bulls team that will likely be missing Derrick Rose.

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