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Joakim Noah scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls got off to a good start without Derrick Rose, beating the Sacramento Kings 93-87 Wednesday in the season opener.
Richard Hamilton added 19 points, while Carlos Boozer chipped in with 18 points and eight rebounds.
The Bulls are out to show they can get by while their superstar recovers from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, and this was promising even if it was a struggle.
Chicago led by 14 after a 10-0 run in the third quarter and hung on in the fourth after the Kings closed within three several times.
A basket by Sacramento's Tyreke Evans (21 points) cut it to 86-83 with 41.2 seconds left, but Luol Deng hit 1 of 2 free throws.
Evans couldn't get the ball in bounds, resulting in a five-second violation. That led to two free throws for Hamilton to make it 89-83 with 32.9 seconds left, and the Bulls hung on from there.
Along with the points and rebounds, Noah set a career high w...
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Looking to start 2-0 for the first time since 2002, the Bulls try to extend their winning streak over the Cavaliers to eight Friday night.
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VENUE: Quicken Loans Arena
TIP-OFF: 7:30 p.m.
TV: FOX Sports Ohio HD (Cavaliers Live pre-game, 7 p.m.)
RADIO: WTAM-1100 AM (7 p.m.)
Cavs vs. Bulls
C Anderson Varejao vs. Joakim Noah
F Tristan Thompson vs. Carlos Boozer
F Alonzo Gee vs. Luol Deng
G Dion Waiters vs. Richard Hamilton
G Kyrie Irving vs. Kirk Hinrich
COACHES: Byron Scott, Cavs; Tom Thibodeau...