Kyrie Irving's absence caused enough headaches for the Cleveland Cavaliers well before having to contend with a hobbled Dion Waiters.
Beating the Chicago Bulls has been a challenging chore no matter who is in the lineup.
Waiters may miss a second straight game as Cleveland looks to avoid a 10th consecutive loss to visiting Chicago on Wednesday night.
Cleveland (4-14) is 2-6 since Irving broke his left index finger, and he's expected to miss at least another two weeks. Waiters, averaging 15.2 points per game, then sprained his ankle in the second overtime of Saturday's 118-117 loss to Portland, keeping him out of Monday's 89-79 defeat at Detroit.
Coach Byron Scott isn't sure if the rookie and fourth overall pick will be able to go Wednesday.
"He didn't practice (Tuesday), so he's 50-50," Scott said. "It's going to be a game-time decision."
Even with both Irving and Waiters in the lineup Nov. 2, the Bulls blew out the Cavaliers...