NBA: Chicago 98, Cleveland 87

Jan. 22, 2014 at 10:11 PM

CLEVELAND, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Taj Gibson hit 11-of-15 shots from the field to lead a strong Chicago shooting performance Wednesday that sent the Bulls past Cleveland 98-87.

Gibson, D.J. Augustin and Mike Dunleavy combined to score all but 23 of Chicago's points in what was the Bulls' third straight win.

Chicago took a nine-point lead into the final period and held on while shooting 52 percent from the field.

Augustin had 27 points, Gibson delivered a season-high 26 and Dunleavy had 22. It was Chicago's ninth victory in 11 games and pushed the Bulls a game over the .500 mark.

Kyrie Irving scored 26 for Cleveland, which has lost two straight.

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