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Deng and Wallace lead Chicago Bulls' rampage over Cavs

AP , CLEVELAND

Luol Deng scored 18 points and Ben Wallace had 19 rebounds, a season-high seven blocks and two huge free throws in the final minutes to lead the Chicago Bulls to an 84-78 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.

Wallace added 14 points as the Bulls snapped a six-game losing streak in Cleveland and improved to 8-2 in the Central Division.

Ben Gordon scored 16 points and Kirk Hinrich 11 for the Bulls, who overcame foul trouble and put away the Cavaliers with a 14-5 burst in the fourth quarter.

LeBron James scored 29 points and Larry Hughes had 20 for Cleveland, but the Cavaliers, the NBA's worst free-throw shooting team, were just 8-of-16 from the line. Chicago, meanwhile, was 12-of-12 from the stripe.

Wizards 109, Kings 106

At Washington, Gilbert Arenas scored 30 of his 43 points in the first half and Washington blew a 17-point fourth-quarter lead, then survived a video review at the buzzer to beat Sacramento.

Mavericks 112, Heat 100

At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki had 31 points and 11 rebounds and Dallas took advantage of Dwyane Wade's absence to beat Miami for their 10th straight victory.

Dallas has won 31 of 33 and became just the fourth team in NBA history to have three winning streaks of at least 10 games.

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