Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Derrick Rose scored 28 points and added 11 assists as the Chicago Bulls used a third quarter where they outscored Cleveland 32-9 to take control and held on for a 100-91 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at United Center.
Luol Deng contributed 23 points and Carlos Boozer notched another double-double with 20 points and 11 boards for the Bulls, who have won four straight.
J.J. Hickson led the Cavaliers with 21 points in a reserve role. Antawn Jamison added 19 points and nine rebounds and Leon Powe scored 14 for Cleveland, which played the game with a limited lineup.
The Cavaliers were without guards Daniel Gibson (bruised thigh) and Mo Williams (hip flexor strain). The team also made the trip without forward Anderson Varejao, who suffered a non-displaced maxilla (cheek) fracture in the Cavaliers’ loss to Charlotte on December 29 and is in Cleveland being fitted for a protective mask.