Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 12/5/12: Video Highlights and Recap

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IDecember 6, 2012

Marco Belinelli scored a season-high 23 points as the Chicago Bulls outlasted the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night by a score of 95-85. 

Belinelli, starting for the injured Richard Hamilton, played 40 minutes and knocked down 7 of 15 shots to lead the Bulls, who now sit at 9-8.

Donald Sloan had 14 points to pace the Cavs, who had six players score in double figures, but it wasn't enough as they dropped to a disappointing 4-15.

Anderson Varejao did, however, extend his 15-rebound streak to 10 games in the loss. 

For a complete look at the full box score, check out NBA.com.

Player of the Game: Joakim Noah

Belinelli had 23 and Luol Deng chipped in 22, but Noah had an impressive 13 points, 15 rebounds, five assists, one steal and two blocks in a truly complete 44 minutes.

He was everywhere for Chicago, and possibly most importantly, he did a tremendous job of limiting Varejao, who has looked like an All-Star this season, to 4-of-16 shooting.

Up Next for Chicago

The Bulls will finish up their mini two-game road trip on Friday night when they take on the Pistons in Detroit.

Up Next for Cleveland

The Cavaliers will travel to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves on Friday Night as they try to stop a three-game losing streak. 

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