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Bulls continue slide, fall to Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers' Alonzo Gee, right, makes a pass while being defended by Chicago Bulls' Richard Hamilton during the second quarter of their NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)

Cleveland Cavaliers' Alonzo Gee, right, makes a pass while being defended by Chicago Bulls' Richard Hamilton during the second quarter of their NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)

 
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By Associated Press

Dion Waiters scored 25 points to help make up for the absence of Kyrie Irving, and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped an 11-game losing streak against the Bulls with a 101-98 victory on Tuesday night.

While Irving rested a sore right knee in street clothes on the sideline, Waiters converted a fadeaway jumper and a layup before Tyler Zeller drove along the baseline for a layup that helped Cleveland open an 87-78 lead with 7:33 left in the game.

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The Bulls were down two when they got the ball back with 37 seconds left, but Luol Deng missed a long jumper.

Shaun Livingston, starting in place of Irving, finished with 15 points as improving Cleveland held on for its third win in the last four games, bouncing back from a difficult 109-105 loss at Miami on Sunday.

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