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Rag-tag Bulls drop 6th straight in blowout to red-hot Rockets

Rag-tag Bulls drop 6th straight in blowout to red-hot Rockets

The roulette wheel spun and the Bulls started Cameron Payne, Justin Holiday, David Nwaba, Lauri Markkanen and Cristiano Felicio for Tuesday night’s 118-86 loss to the Rockets, just the second time that starting five has gathered for the opening tip.

Robin Lopez put his Calvin and Hobbes T-shirt in his locker to dress but didn’t play. Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, Paul Zipser and Antonio Blakeney looked stylish in street clothes. Denzel Valentine surprisingly rallied from his swollen knee to play, but Felicio missed the second half of a game in which the Bulls trailed by as many as 40 with a sore back.

The Bulls’ sixth straight loss — the Rockets have won a staggering 27 of 28 —...

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