Derrick Rose scores 30, Chicago Bulls top Cleveland Cavaliers, 113-98

Derrick Rose, James Jones, LeBron James
Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) scores despite the double-team defense of Cavaliers forwards James Jones, left, and LeBron James in the second half Thursday night in Chicago.
(Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press)
Associated Press

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.

Gasol posted his 14th straight double-double.


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