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Bulls Vs. Cavs: Bulls Lead By 24 Heading Into Fourth

The Chicago Bulls are without Derrick Rose tonight vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the score. Chicago will head into the fourth quarter with a comfortable 24 point lead, 85-61, extending their halftime lead by five. The story of the game can be found in each team's shooting percentages, as the Bulls have held the Cavs to 34% shooting from the field while sinking 58% of their own buckets.

Individually, Chicago has been paced by Carlos Boozer, who has handled Anderson Varejao ably in putting up 19 points and 12 rebounds through three. The replacement point guard tandem of C.J. Watson and John Lucas has accounted for 24 points. eight assists and four rebounds on 7-12 shooting from the field, which is just about all the Bulls could ask for.

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