Cavaliers fall short in rally against Bulls
Zach LaVine scored 24 points, rookie Ryan Arcidiacono added 15 and the Chicago Bulls rebounded after blowing an early 16-point lead to edge the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-98 on Saturday night.
Tristan Thompson had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the leagueworst Cavs. Rookie guard Collin Sexton scored a season-high 20 points in his second straight start and second of his career.
Rodney Hood also had 20 points and Jordan Clarkson came off the bench to score 15, but the Cavaliers lost their fifth straight.
Cleveland nearly pulled this one out.
With 13 seconds left, Carter couldn’t handle LaVine’s pass and Cleveland recovered. Coach Larry Drew called a timeout to set up a final play, but Sexton was blocked by LaVine as he Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson, left, looks to pass as Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) and center Robin Lopez guard during the first half Saturday in Chicago.
drove to the basket at the buzzer.
Cleveland forward Cedi Osman sat out the game with back spasms. He was forced to leave Wednesday’s loss to Oklahoma City in the first quarter, becoming the latest Cavs player to join an injury list that includes All-Star forward Kevin Love, point guard George Hill and forward Sam Dekker.
Wendell Carter Jr. also had 15 points as Chicago
won for the second time in six games.
RAPTORS 128, KNICKS 112: CLIPPERS 128, BUCKS 126, OT: Lou Williams hit a jumper with .3 seconds remaining in overtime, lifting the Clippers to the victory. Montrezl Harrell intercepted Giannis Antetokounmpo’s inbounds pass as time expired, sending the Bucks to just their third loss in 12 games.
PELICANS 119, SUNS 99: WIZARDS 116, HEAT 110: