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Bulls Vs. Cavaliers: Cleveland PG Kyrie Irving Out Because Of Illness

For the second time this season, fans will be deprived of a Derrick Rose vs. Kyrie Irving matchup at point guard; Irving will miss Friday night's game with an illness, according to the Cavs.

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In the first game between these two teams, back on Jan. 20, it was Rose who was out of action because of injury. The Bulls won the game handily anyway, 114-75, and Kyrie Irving was not a huge factor for Cleveland in defeat -- he finished with 13 points on 5-11 shooting.

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