Pace: Cleveland 93.3 (25th) vs. Chicago 96.0 (9th)
Offensive Efficiency: Cleveland 109.3 (3rd) vs. Chicago 100.2 (27th)
Defensive Efficiency: Cleveland 101.1 (7th) vs. Chicago 103.3 (11th)
9-game losing streak for Chicago coming into this game. If the Cavs play hard, it should be a TCB-type situation. One thing that worries me is that the Bulls’ anemic offense does revolve around deep twos, which is the shot the Cavs are the worst at defending. That said, with Rose and Deng out, the Bulls shouldn’t be able to do too much damage from the 18-22 foot range.
Oh yeah, no Noah either for the Bulls. The Cavs really should win this one.