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NBA: Bulls hand Cavaliers third straight loss, leaving them second in East standings

NBA: Bulls hand Cavaliers third straight loss, leaving them second in East standings

Nikola Mirotic tied season highs with 28 points and six three-pointers, Jimmy Butler scored 25, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 99-93, on a night when LeBron James moved into seventh place on the NBA's career scoring list.

James moved past Shaquille O'Neal, finishing with 26 points and giving him 28,599 for his career — three more than O'Neal. But the big night by the four-time MVP couldn't prevent the Cavaliers from matching a season high with their third straight loss.

That dropped them a half-game behind Boston for the Eastern Conference lead and left them with a 6-10 record in March.

For Mirotic, it was his second straight game with 28 points...

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