The Cleveland Cavaliers will end their six-game road trip as they take on the Chicago Bulls, with an 8 p.m. tip off on Fox Sports Ohio.
The Cavaliers will be even more short handed, as Kyle Korver will miss tonight’s game, per Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com.
— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) March 17, 2018
Kyle Korver is not going to play against the Bulls Saturday because of a personal matter.
Not only does it mean the Cavs will miss Korver on his 37th birthday — Korver left the team Friday to deal with a family issue — but they will be severely shorthanded. Rodney Hood, Larry Nance Jr., Tristan Thompson, Cedi Osman, and Kevin Love are all out with injuries.
The Cavs will hopefully be getting Hood, Thompson, Love and Nance Jr. back soon.
It will be interesting to see how the Cavs will fair against a struggling Chicago Bulls team.
This is a crucial game for the Cavaliers as they are only a 0.5 game behind the Indiana Pacers for the third seed in the East and the Cavs are only up 0.5 game on the Washington Wizards.
Here are the probable starting line up’s and injuries via Cavs.com preview.
Cleveland Cavaliers (39-29)
(G) Jose Calderon, (G) George Hill, (F) LeBron James, (F) Jeff Green, (C) Ante Zizic.
Injuries — Kevin Love (OUT), Larry Nance Jr. (TBD), Cedi Osman (OUT), Tristan Thompson (OUT), Kyle Korver (Not with team) and Rodney Hood (OUT).
Chicago Bulls (24-44)
(G) Kris Dunn, (G) Zach LaVine, (F) Justin Holiday, (F) Noah Vonleh, (C) Robin Lopez.
Injuries — Paul Zipser (Probable) and Lauri Markkanen (Not with team).