Bulls beat Cavs 106-96 to snap five-game skid

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The Chicago Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to snap a five-game losing streak

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, left, drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vucevic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Saturday, April 17, 2021.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, left, drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vucevic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Saturday, April 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 25 points, Lauri Markkanen added 16 off the bench, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-96 to snap a five-game losing streak.

Denzel Valentine had 13 points off the bench as the Chicago reserves accounted for 45 points.

The Bulls were playing for a second straight game without All-Star Zach LaVine, who is in the NBA’s health and safety protocol and not with the team.

Colin Sexton and Darius Garland had 22 points apiece as the Cavaliers dropped their second straight and fourth in five games.

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