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The Cleveland Cavaliers announced that head coach J.B. Bickerstaff will not be with the team for Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Bulls due to personal reasons. Assistant coach Greg Buckner will fill in for Bickerstaff, who's expected to rejoin the team for their Friday night matchup against the Charlotte Hornets

"Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff will not be on the bench for tonight's game against the Chicago Bulls at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse due to personal reasons. Assistant Coach Greg Buckner will serve as head coach tonight. Bickerstaff is expected to return on Friday, April 23rd at Charlotte."

The Cavaliers are currently on a three-game losing streak in a season where they've struggled to string together wins on a consistent basis. Cleveland has posted a 20-37 record, and looks to be headed back to the lottery for the 2021 NBA Draft.