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Bulls vs. Cavs Game preview, injury report, lineups

Should be a fun one...

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls (8-25) at Cleveland Cavaliers (8-25)

5 p.m., NBC Chicago Sports

Injury Report:

Brace yourself.

Zach LaVine and Bobby Portis remain out 2-4 weeks with ankle injuries. Jabari Parker has missed the Bulls last three games with an undisclosed illness but is available to play today. With Portis out, it’ll be interesting to see if that creates more playing time for the previously exiled power forward.

Cameron Payne has a calf injury and the Bulls have listed him as doubtful for the game this afternoon. He missed the game against the Orlando Magic on Friday. Kris Dunn is probable to play after he tweaked his ankle on Friday against Orlando.

Meanwhile in the Land, the Cavaliers injury report rivals the Bulls in length and severity.

The Cavaliers have listed former Chicago Bulls defensive stopper David Nwaba as doubtful after he sprained his ankle in a game Friday. Tristan Thompson is in the midst of a 2-4 week layoff with a foot injury. Rodney Hood won’t be able to play this afternoon either because of left Achilles tendon soreness.

The Last Time:

Even if you have no recollection of the game, you can probably guess the result but you’ll probably never be able to guess the key play that led to that result.

The Bulls won 99-98 because they’re incapable of losing against fellow tankers. After a bad turnover from Zach LaVine gave the Cavaliers an opportunity to win the game on the last possession, Jabari Parker rejected a Collin Sexton driving layup as the Bulls secured their fourth win of the young season.