Final / OT

Regular Season Series (Game 4 of 4)

Series starts 11/27

Game 1: Saturday, November 27th
Game 2: Wednesday, December 8th
Game 3: Wednesday, February 23rd
Game 4: Thursday, March 31st

Cavaliers 90

(37-33, 11-24 away)

Bulls 102

(40-31, 23-13 home)

7:00 PM ET, March 31, 2005

United Center, Chicago, IL

1 2 3 4 OT T
CLE 23 25 13 27 290
CHI 22 24 21 21 14102

Top Performers

Cleveland: D. Gooden 27 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Chicago: T. Chandler 15 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Cleveland (37-32) at Chicago (39-31) 8:00 pm EST

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Chicago Bulls try to record a season-high eighth straight victory Thursday when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Bulls matched their seven-game winning streak from January 5-17 with a 102-99 triumph at Charlotte on Wednesday.

Rookie of the Year candidate Ben Gordon scored 22 of his season-high 35 points in the fourth quarter for Chicago, which is one game behind Washington for fourth place in the Eastern Conference playoff race and 1 1/2 games ahead of sixth-place Cleveland.

Chicago was without starting point guard Kirk Hinrich (strained left hamstring) for a fifth straight game, while starting center Eddy Curry missed the game with flu-like symptoms.

After the game, the Bulls were forced to spend an extra night in Charlotte because of plane problems.

Cleveland has won back-to-back games after losing five of six. On Tuesday, the Cavaliers posted a 94-84 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

LeBron James scored 22 points and fellow All-Star Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 19 and 15 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who led by as many as 19 points.

The home team has won the first three meetings this season.