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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Cavs Hold Chicago To Record Low Score

CHICAGO -- Cleveland, the National Basketball Association's top defensive team, held the Chicago Bulls to a franchise-record for fewest points in a 77-63 victory.


John Williams and Tyrone Hill dominated the boards Monday night as the Cavaliers won their sixth straight game.


Chicago's previous low was 65 points at Phoenix on March 6, 1975. The Bulls' lowest-scoring home game had been last season's 95-71 loss to Miami.


The offensive failure was a complete one for Chicago, which shot 37 percent from the field, 42 percent from the free-throw line and 17 percent from 3-point range.


Williams had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Hill added 16 points and 17 boards for the Cavs, who had been holding opponents to 89.3 points per game. It was the 19th time Cleveland has held a team under 100 this season.


Suns 113, Bullets 102. In Phoenix, Wesley Person scored 10 of his 12 points in the first 5:27 of the fourth quarter as the Suns won their seventh straight.


Mitchell Butler made three 3-pointers in the final quarter for the Bullets, who got within six twice in the final 3 1/2 minutes. But a layup by Dan Majerle with 2:05 left gave Phoenix a 108-100 lead, and the Suns went on to hand the Bullets their seventh consecutive defeat.


Nuggets 104, Celtics 85. In Denver, reserve Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf scored 27 points as the Nuggets defeated the cold-shooting Boston.


Abdul-Rauf hit 10 of 15 shots from the field and handed out six assists for the Nuggets, who were led in scoring by a reserve for the sixth time in the last seven games.


Denver, which improved its home record in December to 9-0 over the last two seasons, led 74-67 after three quarters, pulling away in the final quarter.