CLEVELAND, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A season-best performance by Marco Belinelli Wednesday and a big first quarter brought Chicago a 95-85 decision over Cleveland.
The Bulls have defeated the Cavaliers in 10 straight meetings.
Belinelli scored 23 points with Luol Deng contributing 22 for the Bulls, who outscored Cleveland 27-11 in the opening period. The Cavaliers came no closer than eight the rest of the way.
With Richard Hamilton out of action due to a foot injury, Belinelli got the start and went 7-of-15 from the field.
Cleveland's Anderson Varejao had 11 points and 15 rebounds for his 10th straight double-double.