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|Rose leads Bulls Past Hornets
|NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 23 points and the Chicago Bulls methodically turned a 12-point third-quarter deficit into a comfortable 97-88 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday night.
Carlos Boozer had 17 points and Luol Deng 14 for the Bulls, who outscored the Hornets 25-14 in the fourth quarter to close out a five game road trip at 3-2.
One game after outdoing Utah's Derron Williams in Chicago's win over the Jazz on Wednesday night, Rose got the better of the Hornets' Chris Paul, who had 15 points.
Marcus Thornton had a season-high 24 points and David West added 17 for the New Orleans, which has lost seven of nine.
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