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Chicago Bulls well aware of Cavs' breakout star Kyrie Irving

The Chicago Bulls will try to slow down Cleveland's Kyrie Irving on Friday.

David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

The Chicago Bulls will try to contain point guard Kyrie Irving as they hope to improve to 2-0 to open the season on Friday when they play the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Irving had 29 points, six rebounds and three assists in a 94-84 win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. Irving was also named the NBA Rookie of the Year last season.

Bulls forward Luol Deng told Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago that he is impressed by how skilled Irving is at such a young age and how well he attacks off the pick-and-roll.

Richard Hamilton added: "He knows how to play the game."

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau is also impressed with Cavaliers rookie Dion Waiters, who had 17 points and three steals in his regular season debut on Wednesday. Thibodeau believes that the Cavaliers have improved this season because of the ability of Irving and Waiters to attack off the dribble.

The Bulls opened the season with a 93-87 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.