Cleveland - For a split second, LeBron James appeared to be on his way to bailing out the Cleveland Cavaliers once more.
Luol Deng and Joakim Noah put a stop to that.
Chicago’s forwards double teamed James and denied the superstar on a drive in the final seconds as the Chicago Bulls ended Cleveland’s three-game winning streak with an 86-85 win Thursday night, the Cavaliers’ second home loss already this season.
James, who led the Cavaliers with 25 points, lost the ball out of bounds with 3.2 seconds to go after powering his way to the hoop. Shaquille O’Neal had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland.
Derrick Rose had 14 points and 11 assists, and John Salmons added 14 points for the Bulls, who dropped the Cavs to 1-2 at home.
Sacramento Kings forward Andres Nocioni was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of drunken driving. Nocioni was booked into the Sacramento County jail at 3:26 a.m. PST Thursday and released later in the day. … The NBA will not penalize Chris Paul or Rajon Rondo for an incident between them after a recent game in Boston. Paul pursued Rondo toward the Celtics’ locker room and was blocked by Boston assistant coaches after the Celtics’ 97-87 victory over New Orleans on Sunday night.