Chicago rallies past Cavs

Chicago News USA

CHICAGO — Zach LaVine scored 21 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter, and the Chicago Bulls rallied from 15 points down in the final period for a 118-116 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.

Chicago, which trailed by as many as 19 points, held the Cavaliers to 14 points in the fourth period and forced 10 turnovers. Lauri Markkanen scored 17 points for the Bulls, who have won two of three.

Kevin Love had 29 points and Collin Sexton added 26 as Cleveland dropped its fourth straight.

With the Bulls leading 114-111, the Cavaliers appeared to have a chance to tie the game as Love drove the baseline for a basket and Lauri Markkanen was called for a touch foul by referee Ashley Moyer-Gleich with 20.1 seconds left. However, Bulls coach Jim Boylen challenged the call and the foul was rescinded after review — giving the Chicago the ball with a 114-113 lead.

LaVine then stretched it to 117-113 with a three-point play with 16.5 seconds left. Cedi Osman hit a 3-pointer with 11.4 seconds remaining to make it a one-point game. The Cavaliers got the ball back following a turnover, but Love missed badly on a drive to the hoop, and Chicago hung on.

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