National Basketball Association
Cleveland 104, Chicago 101
When: 3:30 PM ET, Sunday, January 27, 2019
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
#23 Jason Phillips, #34 Kevin Cutler, #66 Haywoode Workman
Alec Burks scored 18 points, including a putback jumper with 17 seconds left, to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 104-101 road win over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday afternoon.
The Bulls had two chances to tie or take the lead after Burks' bucket, with Kris Dunn missing a layup with 8.4 seconds left that would have put Chicago in front and Zach LaVine's 3-pointer missing the mark at the buzzer.
The victory snapped the Cavaliers' six-game losing streak and was just their second win in 20 games. The Bulls have now dropped three straight and 13 of their last 14 games.
Early in the fourth quarter, the Cavs opened up an eight-point lead -- the biggest to that point by either team -- thanks to a quick 7-0 run.
Bulls coach Jim Boylen reinserted his starters and Chicago quickly answered, ripping off a 15-5 run and retaking the lead at 98-96 with 3:52 remaining on Robin Lopez's reverse dunk.
The teams exchanged the lead three more times. The Bulls pulled ahead 101-100 on Wayne Selden's 3-pointer with 1:07 remaining, but those were the final points Chicago would score.
The game stayed tight throughout, with 23 lead changes and 14 ties.
Jordan Clarkson also had 18 points for Cleveland, making 8 of 11 shots from the field, while Cedi Osman scored 17. Ante Zizic had a career-high 14 rebounds.
Chicago was led by Lauri Markkanen's 21 points and 15 rebounds. LaVine added 17 points and 12 boards. Lopez scored 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting with four blocks.
The Bulls were without rookie small forward Chandler Hutchison, who suffered a toe injury late in Wednesday's loss to Atlanta but played a season-high 41 minutes Friday in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Hutchison was diagnosed with a broken toe after experiencing continued soreness after that game. Before Sunday's game, Hutchison told reporters he didn't make the injury worse by playing on it. He's expected to miss 2-4 weeks.
With Hutchison out, Chicago started Selden for the first time this season.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Alec Burks 18
Lauri Markkanen 21
Jordan Clarkson 6
Kris Dunn 7
Ante Zizic 14
Lauri Markkanen 15
Matthew Dellavedova 4
||Free Throws Made
Zach LaVine 5
Rodney Hood 2
Kris Dunn 2
Deng Adel 1
Robin Lopez 4
Team Stats Summary
Chicago will play their next game on the road against Brooklyn. The Bulls have a W/L % of .091 after a win and .256 after a loss.
Cleveland will play their next game at home against Washington. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .111 after a win and .214 after a loss.