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Joe Gabriele of Cavs.com noted that the coach was doubtful to return to the game. It marks the third time this season an illness has kept Lue off the sidelines. He missed a December victory over the Bulls and had to leave the bench in the middle of February loss to the Orlando Magic.
Cleveland held a 69-52 advantage over Chicago going into halftime but saw its 17-point lead vanish under associate head coach Larry Drew. Ultimately, the team pulled out a 114-109 victory without their head coach.
Lue is 117-74 in three seasons with Cleveland and helped lead the franchise to their its championship in 2016. This season, the 40-year-old coach has led the Cavs to a 40-29 record in a season filled with drama and turmoil.