(NBA) Bulls tumble to ninth straight loss

Sports | 5 Dec 2017 1:59 pm

LeBron James could sense the Cleveland Cavaliers were starting to click the last time they lost. But a streak like this? He wasn't about to say he saw that coming. 

Dwyane Wade and Kevin Love each scored 24 points, James had 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 113-91 Monday night for their 12th straight win. 

Backed by a trio of stars, the Cavaliers matched their longest winning streak since the 2014-15 season. They dropped a tight game at Houston on Nov. 9 and haven't lost since. The streak started with wins at Dallas, New York and Charlotte. 

"I'm not Nostradamus so I did not see the streak,'' James said. "But in the Houston game, I'd seen the way we played in that game. And I'd seen that if we could build off that game, then we can kind of turn the things around. That was a great road trip for us.'' 

Wade made 9 of 13 shots in his first game in Chicago since agreeing to a buyout with his hometown team in late September. Love grabbed 13 rebounds and made 8 of 13 from the field. James finished 9 of 15 with seven rebounds and six assists. The Cavaliers shot just under 52 percent. 

Kris Dunn led Chicago with 15 points. Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday scored 14 apiece as the Bulls fell to 3-19 with their ninth straight loss.-AP

 

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