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Britain’s Deng downed by former teammates

/ 12:15 PM January 23, 2014

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Luol Deng. AP FILE PHOTO

CLEVELAND – Britain’s Luol Deng came out a loser against his former NBA teammates on Wednesday as the Chicago Bulls ripped the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-87 behind D.J. Augustin’s game-high 27 points.

Augustin also passed out seven assists for the Bulls, who traded away earlier this month.

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Deng managed 11 points and five rebounds against his former club.

Chicago’s Taj Gibson, filling in after Carlos Boozer was sidelined by a calf injury, scored 26 points to match a career high while Mike Dunleavy added 22 points and Joakim Noah finished with nine points, 18 rebounds and six assists.

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The Bulls improved to 21-20 with their third win in a row while the Cavaliers, losers in three of their last four games, fell to 15-27.

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points and Dion Waiters added 15 points off the bench for Cleveland.

The Bulls stretched their lead to 74-62 on a Dunleavy 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter, but Cleveland answered with a 12-4 run to pull within 77-74 with 6:54 to play.

But Augustin and Dunleavy made late 3-pointers and Augustin sank two late free throws to seal the triumph.

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