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Bulls come up short vs. Cavs in Champaign

Kirk Hinrich recorded 14 points and eight assists, but Chicago couldn't overcome a 21-point halftime deficit at Assembly Hall on the University of Illinois campus

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Cavaliers 86, Bulls 83 | 10.12.2012 | Chicago 1-1 in the preseason

Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN -- Dion Waiters scored 18 points while Anderson Varejao added eight points and nine rebounds to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 86-83 in an exhibition game at the Assembly Hall on Friday night.

The Cavaliers took the lead 16-15 at the end of the first quarter and never gave it up.

Trailing 50-29 at the half, the Bulls opened the third quarter with a 15-0 run. The Bulls outscored the Cavaliers 32-13 in the quarter, closing the gap to 63-61.

The Bulls played without star point guard Derrick Rose, recovering from surgery on his torn ACL during the 2012 playoffs.

Tyler Zeller scored 10 points for the Cavaliers, while Omri Casspi, C.J. Miles and Luke Harangody got nine each. Kirk Hinrich scored 14 points, had eight assists and grabbed four rebounds for the Bulls.


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