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|Rose Leads Bulls Past Wizards
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrick Rose scored 15 of his 24 points in the second half, outplaying John Wall and leading the Chicago Bulls to a 103-96 victory over the weary Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
Joakim Noah had 21 points and nine rebounds for Chicago, which earned its third consecutive victory in its last home game until Dec. 1. The Bulls open a seven-game road trip Tuesday at Houston, clearing out of the United Center so the circus can come to town.
Before the big show could take over Chicago's longtime home, Rose and Wall faced off in a matchup of speedy young point guards with similar backgrounds. Both played for John Calipari in college and were selected No. 1 overall by lagging franchises in need of a boost, Rose in 2008 and Wall this year.
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