Chicago Bulls Bulls Overall (9-25)
ATS (16-18)
O/U (11-21-2)
December 23 2018
- NBCS-CHI
Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Overall (8-26)
ATS (16-18)
O/U (15-18-1)
Final
Money Line Total: 201 Spread ATS
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545 Chicago Bulls -110 Over -110 (PICK) -110 Cover: 20
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546 Cleveland Cavaliers -110 Under -110 (PICK) -110 OVER: 204
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Final
Money Line Total:
201
Spread ATS
CHI 545 -110 Over: -110 (PICK) -110 Cover: 20
CLE 546 -110 Under: -110 (PICK) -110 OVER: 204
Line Movement
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/23/2018
12:15 PM
CLE
-110
CHI
-110
CLE(PICK)
-110
CHI
-110
201
-110
201
-110
12/23/2018
9:33 AM
CHI
-103
CLE
-117
CHI(+1)
-110
CLE
-110
201
-110
201
-110
12/23/2018
9:27 AM
CLE
-117
CHI
-103
CLE(-1)
-110
CHI
-110
201.5
-110
201.5
-110
12/23/2018
8:09 AM
CHI
-103
CLE
-117
CHI(+1)
-110
CLE
-110
202.5
-110
202.5
-110
12/23/2018
7:03 AM
CLE
CHI
CLE(-1)
-110
CHI
-110
202.5
-110
202.5
-110
12/23/2018
7:51 PM
CLE
CHI
CLE(-1)
-110
CHI
-110
201.5
-110
201.5
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/23/2018
12:15 PM
CLE
-110
CHI
-110
12/23/2018
9:33 AM
CHI
-103
CLE
-117
12/23/2018
9:27 AM
CLE
-117
CHI
-103
12/23/2018
8:09 AM
CHI
-103
CLE
-117
12/23/2018
7:03 AM
CLE
CHI
12/23/2018
7:51 PM
CLE
CHI
Spread
Spread
12/23/2018
12:15 PM
CLE(PICK)
-110
CHI
-110
12/23/2018
9:33 AM
CHI(+1)
-110
CLE
-110
12/23/2018
9:27 AM
CLE(-1)
-110
CHI
-110
12/23/2018
8:09 AM
CHI(+1)
-110
CLE
-110
12/23/2018
7:03 AM
CLE(-1)
-110
CHI
-110
12/23/2018
7:51 PM
CLE(-1)
-110
CHI
-110
Total
Total
12/23/2018
12:15 PM
201
-110
201
-110
12/23/2018
9:33 AM
201
-110
201
-110
12/23/2018
9:27 AM
201.5
-110
201.5
-110
12/23/2018
8:09 AM
202.5
-110
202.5
-110
12/23/2018
7:03 AM
202.5
-110
202.5
-110
12/23/2018
7:51 PM
201.5
-110
201.5
-110
Recap

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lauri Markkanen put up big numbers again, but wasn't interested in his statistics.

Chicago's rising star had something more important on his mind.

"We knew we haven't had a winning streak yet, so we wanted to break that," he said.

Markkanen scored 31 points and the Bulls won consecutive games for the first time this season, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-92 on Sunday night.

Markkanen followed up on his a season-high 32 points Friday night in a victory over Orlando.

"I don't know why you want to talk to me again tonight," he said. "I say the same thing every game. I'm just trying to stay aggressive."

Markkanen had 14 points in the third quarter, including a four-point play late in the period that sparked an 18-5 run in the game between the teams that began the game tied for last in the Eastern Conference.

The 6-foot-10 forward from Finland hit a 3-pointer from the left wing and made the free throw after being fouled by David Nwaba. Justin Holiday had a 3-pointer on the next possession, extending the lead to 84-72.

Cavaliers coach Larry Drew told his players following the game he was disappointed they didn't play with more energy, particularly when Chicago took control after Cleveland led 67-66 midway through the third period.

"It just seems when we hit a bump in the road things get really rocky real fast," he said. "It's something we have to learn how to play through."

The Bulls shot 64 percent in the second half, leaving forward Larry Nance Jr. to point out that the Cavaliers are one of the worst defensive teams in the league.

"It's heart," he said. "It's will. We're letting guys have career nights on us. That's something we have to take personally. We've got to man up."

Kris Dunn added 17 points, and Holiday had 15 for Chicago.

Nance led Cleveland with 20 points, and Cedi Osman and Jordan Clarkson each had 17. Rookie point guard Collin Sexton was 3 of 16 from the field and scored six points. Cleveland has lost five of six.

Nwaba sprained his left ankle when he fell awkwardly in the fourth quarter. He was down for several moments and was helped to the locker room by his teammates.

Markkanen made 11 of 18 shots and had five 3-pointers. He hit two 3-pointers and had 10 points in the first five minutes of the third quarter.

The Bulls are 4-6 under Jim Boylen. He took over when Fred Hoiberg was fired Dec. 3.

"We're thankful for the win," Boylen said. "I'm proud of them. We're in this together. You have to credit the guys for being coachable and teachable, and they're becoming reliable. It's fun."

STILL ON THE BENCH

Jabari Parker, who was taken out of the Bulls' regular rotation last week, didn't play for the fifth straight game. Boylen said the 6-foot-8 forward was available after dealing with a stomach illness that caused him to miss two games.

"He needs to lock into practicing hard, playing hard and honoring the values of the team, which I have set forth for the team," Boylen said. "Every day is an opportunity to do that. Every guy has to do that, just not him."

Parker is averaging 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds in 29 games.

ANOTHER INJURY

Cleveland guard Rodney Hood, who averages 12.9 points, missed the game with a sore left Achilles. Drew doesn't know how long Hood will be sidelined.

Kevin Love (left foot surgey) and Tristan Thompson (sprained left foot) could return in January.

TIP-INS

Bulls: Holiday hit a 3-pointer less than two minutes into the game. His franchise-record of making a 3-pointer in 43 straight games ended Friday. ... G Cameron Payne (strained right calf) missed his second straight game. ... Boylen said G Zack LaVine, who missed his fifth straight game with a sprained left ankle is showing improvement every day and could return soon.

Cavaliers: Sexton was knocked to the floor driving to the basket in the second quarter, but remained in the game ... Drew has taken to calling an early timeout when his team shows a lack of effort on the defensive end. Chicago scored on its first four possessions, and Drew called time with 10:06 remaining in the first quarter.

UP NEXT

Bulls: Host Minnesota on Wednesday night.

Cavaliers: At Memphis on Wednesday night.

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Matchup
Bulls Overall
W/L 9-25
ATS 16-18
Pts For 100.9
Pts Against 110.0
Total 11-21-2
Bulls Away
W/L 4-13
ATS 7-10
Pts For 100.5
Pts Against 110.1
Total 7-9-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-23
5:00 PM
at Cavaliers W 112-92 W (PICK) O (201)
12-21
7:00 PM
Magic W 90-80 W (3) U (202)
12-19
7:00 PM
Nets L 96-93 L (1.5) U (211)
12-17
7:00 PM
at Thunder L 121-96 L (13) O (212.5)
12-15
7:30 PM
at Spurs W 98-93 W (9.5) U (214)
12-13
8:30 PM
at Magic L 97-91 L (5.5) U (212)
12-10
7:00 PM
Kings L 108-89 L (2) U (226)
12-8
7:00 PM
Celtics L 133-77 L (8) U (214.5)
12-7
7:00 PM
Thunder W 114-112 W (8.5) O (218.5)
12-4
6:00 PM
at Pacers L 96-90 W (8.5) U (210.5)
Avg. Points For 95.0
Avg. Points Against 102.8
ATS 5-5
Over/Under 3-7
Cavaliers Overall
W/L 8-26
ATS 16-18
Pts For 102.8
Pts Against 111.6
Total 15-18-1
Cavaliers Home
W/L 5-13
ATS 7-11
Pts For 104.7
Pts Against 111.4
Total 9-8-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-23
5:00 PM
Bulls L 112-92 L (PICK) O (201)
12-21
6:00 PM
at Raptors L 126-110 L (11) O (209.5)
12-19
6:00 PM
at Hornets L 110-99 W (13.5) U (213.5)
12-18
6:00 PM
at Pacers W 92-91 W (13) U (207)
12-16
2:30 PM
76ers L 128-105 L (8.5) O (219)
12-14
6:30 PM
Bucks L 114-102 L (9.5) U (219.5)
12-12
6:00 PM
Knicks W 113-106 W (1) O (214.5)
12-10
7:00 PM
at Bucks L 108-92 L (10) U (217)
12-8
6:30 PM
Wizards W 116-101 W (7.5) T (217)
12-7
6:30 PM
Kings L 129-110 L (3) O (223)
Avg. Points For 103.1
Avg. Points Against 112.5
ATS 4-6
Over/Under 5-4-1
Scoring
Bulls
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Lauri Markkanen (F) 32:2111-18 61.1%5-10 50%4-4 100%04300021131
Kris Dunn (G) 28:418-11 72.7%0-0 0%1-1 100%08711152117
Justin Holiday (F) 34:225-8 62.5%3-5 60%2-2 100%05130422115
Ryan Arcidiacono (G) 33:175-8 62.5%1-2 50%1-1 100%04830021012
Robin Lopez (C) 19:505-9 55.6%0-1 0%1-1 100%1300131711
Antonio Blakeney (G) 13:332-6 33.3%0-1 0%4-4 100%032011188
Shaquille Harrison (G) 23:112-5 40%1-2 50%1-2 50%122001196
Wendell Carter Jr. (C) 19:082-7 28.6%0-0 0%1-2 50%272001435
Chandler Hutchison (F) 32:272-3 66.7%0-0 0%0-0 0%151000084
Rawle Alkins (G) 1:351-3 33.3%1-1 100%0-0 0%220000013
Cristiano Felicio (F-C) 1:350-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000110
Zach LaVine (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jabari Parker (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Cameron Payne (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Bobby Portis (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Tyler Ulis (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Denzel Valentine (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Cavaliers
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Larry Nance Jr. (C) 32:489-14 64.3%0-2 0%2-4 50%3613023-1920
Cedi Osman (F) 37:016-11 54.5%2-4 50%3-3 100%1710013-1817
Jordan Clarkson (G) 30:528-13 61.5%1-3 33.3%0-0 0%1110021-1017
Alec Burks (G) 28:115-10 50%2-6 33.3%0-1 0%0630021-412
Matthew Dellavedova (G) 18:414-9 44.4%1-3 33.3%1-1 100%0110012-1110
David Nwaba (G) 20:452-4 50%0-0 0%3-5 60%0300015-127
Collin Sexton (G) 32:513-16 18.8%0-2 0%0-0 0%1331011-136
Channing Frye (F-C) 2:261-2 50%1-2 50%0-0 0%000000163
Jaron Blossomgame (F) 22:040-2 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%0201011-110
Ante Zizic (C) 12:460-3 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%1210202-70
Jalen Jones (F) 1:350-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0000000-10
John Henson (C-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Rodney Hood (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Kevin Love (F-C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
JR Smith (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Tristan Thompson (C-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/23/2018
2:54 PM
CHI
CLE
CHI(PICK)
-110
CLE
-110
97.5
-110
97.5
-110
12/23/2018
9:33 AM
CHI
CLE
CHI(PICK)
-110
CLE
-110
96.5
-110
96.5
-110
12/23/2018
9:09 AM
CHI
CLE
CHI(PICK)
-110
CLE
-110
97
-110
97
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/23/2018
2:54 PM
CHI
CLE
12/23/2018
9:33 AM
CHI
CLE
12/23/2018
9:09 AM
CHI
CLE
Spread
Spread
12/23/2018
2:54 PM
CHI(PICK)
-110
CLE
-110
12/23/2018
9:33 AM
CHI(PICK)
-110
CLE
-110
12/23/2018
9:09 AM
CHI(PICK)
-110
CLE
-110
Total
Total
12/23/2018
2:54 PM
97.5
-110
97.5
-110
12/23/2018
9:33 AM
96.5
-110
96.5
-110
12/23/2018
9:09 AM
97
-110
97
-110
2nd Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/24/2018
6:09 PM
CHI
CLE
CHI(-1)
-110
CLE
-110
104
-110
104
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/24/2018
6:09 PM
CHI
CLE
Spread
Spread
12/24/2018
6:09 PM
CHI(-1)
-110
CLE
-110
Total
Total
12/24/2018
6:09 PM
104
-110
104
-110
Props
TeamLineOVERUNDER
2ND HALF PRO BB & OT 104 -110 -110