By AP

Cavaliers beat Bulls behind Waiters’ 18 points

CHAMPAIGN – Dion Waiters scored 18 points while Anderson Varejao added eight points and nine rebounds to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Bulls 86-83 in an exhibition game at the Assembly Hall on Friday night.

The Cavaliers took the lead 16-15 at the end of the first quarter and never gave it up.

Trailing 50-29 at the half, the Bulls opened the third quarter with a 15-0 run. The Bulls outscored the Cavaliers 32-13 in the quarter, closing the gap to 63-61.

Kirk Hinrich scored 14 points, had eight assists and grabbed four rebounds for the Bulls.

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