Chicago Bulls winning streak ends at 9 as a 113-99 loss to the Dallas Mavericks begins a flurry of 6 games in 9 days

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It wasn’t going to last forever. The Chicago Bulls knew that long before the Dallas Mavericks snapped their nine-game winning streak with a 113-99 victory Sunday at the American Airlines Center. In the final days of the streak — the Bulls’ longest since 2011 — coach Billy Donovan expressed concerns about the team defense loosening as the Bulls dropped out of the top 10 in the league’s defensive rankings. “We cannot get clouded by the fact that we’ve won nine games,” Donovan said hours before Sunday’s loss, the team’s first since Dec. 11. “We’ve got to put the winning aside and look at realisti…

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