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|Derrick Rose Leads Bulls to 5th Straight Victory
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Derrick Rose had 21 points and seven assists, leading the Chicago Bulls over the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-82 on Saturday night for their season-best fifth straight victory.
The Bulls (14-8) are six games over .500 for the first time since finishing the 2006-07 season with a 49-33 record.
With a favorable schedule coming up, the Bulls have a chance to establish a comfortable lead in the NBA's Central Division.
Rose, known more for his whirling dervish forays to the basket than his outside stroke, set a career high with five 3-pointers. It was the third time this season he has made four or more 3s. He made that many just once during his first two NBA seasons.
The long range jumpers made for an efficient night for Rose, who shot 8 for 10 from the field.
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