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|Rose Leads Bulls Over Hornets
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 24 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat New Orleans 85-77 Monday with Hornets star Chris Paul sidelined by a concussion.
The four-time All-Star watched from the sideline after colliding with Cleveland's Ramon Sessions in Sunday's win and remains day to day. Without him, the Hornets put up a fight against the Central division leaders but were shut out over the final 3:15.
Coming off wins at Orlando and Miami, the Bulls couldn't exhale until Rose hit two free throws with 35 seconds remaining. That made it 83-77 and sent them to their 10th win in 12 games.
Carlos Boozer added 19 points and nine rebounds, and Ronnie Brewer and Luol Deng scored 10.
Jarrett Jack, starting in Paul's place, led the Hornets with 23 points.
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