CHICAGO — Derrick Rose scored 30 points, and the Chicago Bulls handed Cleveland just its second loss in 16 games, beating the Cavaliers, 113-98, on Thursday night.
Pau Gasol added 18 points and 10 rebounds. Tony Snell scored 22, helping offset a 31-point performance by LeBron James, and the Bulls won their fourth straight after dropping 10 of 15. They entered the All-Star break with a 1 1/2-game lead in the Central Division over the Cavaliers.
Chicago led most of the way against the NBA's hottest team and pulled away in the fourth quarter.