NBA Central Division rivals will clash on Saturday night, when the Cleveland Cavaliers invade the United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls. This will be the second of a back-to-back on the road for Cleveland, who was outscored by 12 points during the third quarter of a 117-105 loss against Miami last night. The Cavaliers (38-28) assisted on 25 of their 35 made field goals and shot 44 percent overall.
All-Star G Darius Garland converted 15-for-16 from the charity stripe and led Cleveland with 24 points. Rookie F Evan Mobley added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers.
The Chicago Bulls have won 24 of their 34 hoe games and are tied with Boston for fourth place in the East. On Wednesday, Chicago snapped a five-game losing streak with a 114-108 road victory against lowly Detroit. The Bulls (40-26) outscored the Pistons 30-17 during the fourth quarter and shot 53 percent from the field.
All-Star G/F DeMar DeRozan poured in a game-high 36 points on 12-for-25 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds. Zach LaVine chipped in 25 points and five rebounds for the Bulls.