A Cavaliers' comeback fell just short in a 117-104 loss to the Bulls at United Center. Cleveland brought the game within one with under four-and-a-half minutes left in regulation after trailing by 11 early in the fourth quarter. However, the Bulls closed the game out on a 14-2 run to seal the Cavs fate. Lauri Markkanen scored 28 points in a losing effort, while Darius Garland finished with 20 points and 12 assists. Cleveland drops to 27-and-19 after having its five-game winning streak snapped. The Cavaliers host the Thunder on Saturday.