Gordon's Free Throws Lift Bulls to Win

Chicago snaps six-game road losing streak
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2008 1:15 AM CDT
Chicago Bulls' Ben Gordon (7) races past Cleveland Cavaliers' Daniel Gibson during the fourth quarter of their game tonight in Cleveland. Gordon scored 24 points in Chicago's 101-98 win.    (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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(Newser) – Ben Gordon made five clutch free throws down the stretch and Larry Hughes scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half against his former team, rallying the Chicago Bulls to a 101-98 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight. The Bulls, with nothing to play for, came back from 17 points down in the second half to snap a six-game road losing streak.

Hughes, traded by the Cavaliers to Chicago at the Feb. 21 deadline, added nine assists and eight rebounds. Gordon scored 24 points and Luol Deng and Andres Nocioni had 15 each. LeBron James scored 33 for Cleveland. Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 23 points for the Cavaliers, who are trying to nail down the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference.