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Game Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers @ Chicago Bulls

The Cleveland Cavaliers are back it tonight, kicking off the 2015-’16 season at the Chicago Bulls.

Tip off at 8 p.m. Eastern on TNT.

The last time the Cavs and Bulls met was in the second round of the playoffs where the Cavaliers eliminated the Bulls in six games.

For the first time since the 2008-09 season, the Cavaliers will open the season on the road.

The Bulls possess an Opening Night record of 27-22 (.551), and a 15-10 (.600) mark when opening the year at home, according to cavs.com.

This is the first of four meetings between the Chicago Bulls. The Cavs went 3-1 in the season series last year.

Cavs starters:
PG: Mo Williams
SG: J.R. Smith
SF: LeBron James
PF: Kevin Love
C: Timofey Mozgov

Injuries: Kyrie Irving (Fractured left knee cap, OUT) and Iman Shumpert (Ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris, OUT).

Bulls starters:
PG: Derrick Rose
SG: Jimmy Butler
SF: Tony Snell
PF: Nikola Mirotic
C: Pau Gasol

Injuries: Mike Dunleavy (OUT).

 

 

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