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Luol Deng scored a season-high 24 points and Derrick Rose added 19 as the Chicago Bulls won their fifth straight, 112-91 on Friday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were without rookie guard Kyrie Irving.
Up by 12 at halftime, Chicago built a 24-point lead in the third quarter and coasted to its 12th win in 14 games to stay on Miami's heels for the best record in the Eastern Conference.
Carlos Boozer added 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Bulls won their seventh straight over Cleveland.
Irving has been fighting a flu bug for several days and missed his fourth game. The Cavs sorely missed their leading scorer and playmaker while dropping their fourth straight.
Antawn Jamison scored 22 for Cleveland, 0-3 since the All-Star break.
The Bulls had to work a little harder than they did on their last visit to Cleveland.
On Jan. 20, they beat the Cavaliers by 39 despite not having Rose, who was sidelined with a sore toe.
This time, Chicago didn't begin pulling away until...
BEST OF MAXIM
Back on Tuesday night, the Chicago Bulls defeated the New Orleans Hornets by the score of 99-95 but for some reason the home crowd at the United Center decided to boo Bulls point guard Derick Rose.
Why you may ask? Rose was at the free throw line with about five seconds remaining and only needed to make one free throw to give the team up to 100 and give fans in attendance...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Luol Deng scored a season-high 24 points and Derrick Rose added 19 as the Chicago Bulls won their fifth straight, 112-91 on Friday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were without rookie guard Kyrie Irving.
Up by 12 at halftime, Chicago built a 24-point lead in the third quarter and coasted to its 12th win in 14 games to stay on Miami's heels for the best...
Two All-Star point guards took the floor on Wednesday evening, one representing the Western conference San Antonio Spurs, and the other representing the Eastern conference Chicago Bulls.
The hype was built around this point guard duel as Derrick Rose of the Bulls, the reigning MVP, was going head-to-head with Tony Parker of the Spurs, a point guard whose name has been in MVP discussions...
Derrick Rose scored 29 points and the Chicago Bulls stayed on a roll by cooling off the streaking San Antonio Spurs 96-89 Wednesday night. Rose shook off a scary-looking collision with Tony Parker early that kept the reigning MVP on the floor clutching his right knee for several minutes. But he never left the game and the Bulls became just the second team to win in San Antonio this season.
Derrick Rose scored 29 points and the Chicago Bulls stayed on a roll by cooling off the streaking San Antonio Spurs 96-89 Wednesday night.
Cavaliers hope to avoid another thrashing from the Bulls
Once again, a point guard matchup will be the focus of all eyes.
Kyrie Irving, #1 pick, Rookie of the Year candidate, and hope of a rebuilding franchise squares off with Derrick Rose, former #1 pick, former Rookie of the Year, and former hope of a rebuilding franchise.
The Cleveland Cavaliers (13-20, 10th in the East) return...
In the first six quarters immediately following the All Star Break, the Cavaliers had outscored their opponents 144-135. They'd lose to the Celtics by three on Tuesday though, and then get their doors blown off by the Knicks in the next two quarters on Wednesday. After leading in New York by as many as 17 points late in the first half, the Cavaliers would be outscored 71-42 in...
SAN ANTONIO -- Derrick Rose and Tony Parker didn't see much of each other during the All-Star game last weekend, but they got close enough Wednesday night to give the Chicago Bulls a scare.
The Philadelphia 76ers have been one of the few teams to have repeated success frustrating Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls.
Last month's lopsided loss in Philadelphia still bothers the league's reigning MVP.
Rose and the Bulls look to avenge that defeat and avoid losing a fourth straight to the 76ers on Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Chicago (30-8) owns a one...
President Barack Obama already has told Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose he will attend if Rose leads his team to the NBA Finals. Now Obama is saying that a seventh Bulls' championship "will happen."