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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.

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.