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Bulls Win Third Straight, Barely

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(WSCR) – While the Bulls are on a three-game winning streak, they almost lost to Cleveland. Chicago pulled ahead for good with under 40 seconds left in the game and won by five points.

CLEVELAND (AP) Derrick Rose scored 29 points, including a three-point play that put Chicago ahead for good with 39.2 seconds to play, and the Bulls beat Cleveland 88-83 on Wednesday night to hand the Cavaliers their sixth straight loss.

The losing streak matches Cleveland’s longest since it dropped six in a row from Nov. 28 to Dec. 8, 2007.

Cleveland coach Byron Scott shuffled his lineup in an effort to stop the skid, but the Cavaliers fell short. Antawn Jamison, one of the players moved into a starting role, scored 21 to lead Cleveland

Luol Deng and Joakim Noah had 13 points apiece for Chicago, which has won three straight.

Updated December 8, 2010

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