Pau Gasol added 18 points and 10 rebounds. Tony Snell scored 22, helping offset a 31-point performance by LeBron James, and Bulls sent another strong signal that their recent struggles might be behind them.
The Bulls are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
Cleveland opened a 25-point lead in the third quarter and handed Chicago its fourth loss in five games.
So much for the agreement forged between Tom Thibodeau and his bosses.
LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime on Friday night.
Chicago is widely considered the best defensive team in the NBA in a league survey.
Minnesota will also keep Anthony Bennett in the three-team trade.
The Bulls will play eight preseason games, including four at the United Center.
With Kevin Love headed to Cleveland, Bulls-Cavs could be a terrific rivalry.
The teams still have to wait until Aug. 23 to make the deal official.
Those around the NBA believe it’s inevitable that Kevin Love ends up in Cleveland.
LeBron James has previously paid tribute to Michael Jordan’s famous No. 23.
Once a draft pick is signed, he can’t be traded for 30 days.
Everyone knew what that meant.
LeBron James just needs to make a decision.
Cleveland is all-in on luring LeBron James back home.
LeBron James is reportedly pondering a return to Cleveland, where he’d try to top these moments.
LeBron James can write a storybook ending by returning to Cleveland and winning a ring.
LeBron James will begin meeting with teams in person soon.
Blatt has been his name as a premier coach in the Euroleague.