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|Rose Scores 28 as Bulls Beat Cavs
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrick Rose had 28 points and 11 assists and the Chicago Bulls won for the 13th time in 15 games, beating the struggling, short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers 100-91 on Saturday night.
Sluggish in a win over New Jersey the previous day, the Bulls trailed by 10 against a team that was missing three of its best players. But they outscored Cleveland 32-9 in the third quarter and hung on after nearly blowing a 15-point lead in the fourth, sending the Cavaliers to their 16th loss in 17 games.
Luol Deng had 23 points for Chicago, and Carlos Boozer added 20 points and 11 rebounds.
The Cavaliers hung in even though center Anderson Varejao (broken cheekbone) and guards Mo Williams (left hip flexor strain) and Daniel Gibson (left thigh contusion) were sidelined. They cut it to 92-89 on Antawn Jamison's two free throws with 2:48 remaining but wound up with their 14th straight road loss.
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