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|Miller, Gibson Lead Bulls Past Rockets
|HOUSTON (AP) -- Brad Miller scored 25 points in place of the injured Joakim Noah, and Taj Gibson added 16 points and 14 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Houston Rockets 104-97 on Saturday night.
Derrick Rose scored 20 points, and Kirk Hinrich added 12 points and seven assists for the Bulls, who've won six of their last eight games. Noah was a last-minute scratch for the Bulls because of a left foot injury, but Miller set a season-high point total, going 9 for 14 from the field, including two 3-pointers.
Chicago led from start to finish, shooting 53 percent (39 of 73), going 7 for 12 from 3-point range and outrebounding Houston 42-32.
Carl Landry scored 22 points, and Luis Scola and Aaron Brooks added 20 points apiece for the Rockets.
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