Jimmy Butler took over in the fourth Wednesday night in Cleveland. He scored 10 straight points during a critical stretch and leading the Bulls to a 106-94 victory. James was fighting a head cold that’s been bothering him for 7 days, while Kyrie Irving (hamstring) & Kevin Love (sickness) sat out.

Butler who had 52 against the Hornets Monday, scored 14 of his 20 points in the 4th, as the Bulls snap Cleveland’s late 4th quarter rally and put a haunt on the Cavs 13 game winning streak.

“The Guy who wears #3 on this team came to me and was like, ‘win the game,'”Butler said. “So I guess a switch cut on. I knew I was going to have to do that in the fourth anyway, but with him telling me that, you can’t let D-Wade down.

“He’s been doing it for years. It was my time to set up.”

Bulls R. Rondo did not play for the 3rd straight game. There are talks that he could be traded.

Up next for the Bulls, the Toronto Raptors. The Bulls have won 9 in a row against the Raptors.

Answer: Reggie Theus (20.2 ppg)

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