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Bulls vs. Cavs: Preview, Game Time, TV and Live Stream: Where to Watch and Listen

Chicago Bulls (1-0) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (1-1)

The Cleveland Cavaliers took a big chance when they selected Syracuse shooting guard Dion Waiters 4th overall in the NBA draft with the hopes that Waiters can run along side star point guard Kyrie Irving thus making the Cavaliers a threat once again. It’s been three years since LeBron James left and the Cav’s are finally looking like they can be competitive. One of the teams they’ll have to out duel on a consistent basis is the Bulls, which is why tonight’s matchup will serve as a nice appetizer to what could be a slew of good games come the regular season. Without Derrick Rose, Irving immediately becomes the best point guard on the court when he’s playing. Kirk Hinrich will be tasked with shutting him down while veteran Rip Hamilton will have to keep the rookie Waiters in check. The Bench mob disappointed big time in their debut but if they can fund a way to make the Irving/Waiters rotations stall for the Cav’s they may end up with a few more people on their side then there is currently.

Location: Assembly Hall, Champagne, IL

Time: 7:00pm CST/8:00pm EST

TV: ComcastSportsNet Chicago

Nat’l TV: N/A

Live Stream: NBA League Pass

Radio: ESPN 1000

Line: Chicago by 5.5

Injury Report/Inactives: CHICAGO — Derrick Rose (OUT), Joakim Noah (WILL PLAY)

CLEVELAND — Luke Walton (OUT)

Key Matchup: How will the Bulls match up against Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters?

Streak

Avg. Pts Allowed

’12 Avg. Pts Scored

Last 10 Games

Bulls

W1

88.0

92.0

Cavaliers

L1

91.0

85.5

Last Game: Bulls beat Grizzlies 92-88, Cavaliers lost to Bucks 97-80

Last Meeting: April 26,, 2012 – Bulls 107, Cavaliers 75

Prediction:  Bulls 96, Cavaliers 89

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