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Cavaliers meet Bulls for first time after trade

Mar 2, 2008 - 1:41 PM Chicago (23-35) at Cleveland (33-26) 1:00 pm EST

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- LeBron James will see some familiar faces in different uniforms when he takes the floor on Sunday.

James and the Cleveland Cavaliers aim for their fourth straight home victory when they take on the Chicago Bulls at Quicken Loans Arena.

On February 21, Cleveland sent Larry Hughes and Drew Gooden to Chicago in a three-team, 11-player deal that brought the Cavaliers four veterans with playoff experience, including Ben Wallace and Joe Smith from the Bulls.

Hughes and Gooden were part of Cleveland's team that reached the NBA Finals for the first time last season.

"It's going to be a little personal," James said. "It's going to be different for me playing against those guys. I'm looking forward to it."

The Cavaliers superstar had 30 points and 13 assists in a 92-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. He also had six dunks and fell two rebounds shy of his seventh triple-double of the season.

Cleveland is 3-2 since the trade, while Chicago is 2-3 - including a 97-91 loss to Washington on Friday. Andres Nocioni scored 19 points and Hughes added 16 for the Bulls, who squandered a 16-point halftime advantage.