Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/22/13
CHICAGO -- Kirk Hinrich scored a season-high 22 points, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away late to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 95-83 Monday at the United Center. It was a game when something had to give. The Bulls started the night a mediocre 11-11 at home this season, while the Lakers were 5-13 away from the Staples Center. Monday's defeat was Los Angeles' sixth road loss in a row. With the game tied 75-75 midway through the fourth quarter, Chicago scored eight consecutive points and finished the game on a 20-8 run. Hinrich nailed a couple of jumpers, then Jimmy Butler drained a long turnaround as the shot clock expired to put the Bulls ahead 83-75 with 4:11 remaining. After the Lakers ended the 8-0 run, Bulls guard Marco Belinelli knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers to make it 89-79 with 2:26 left. Belinelli finished with 15 points for Chicago, while Carlos Boozer had 14, Richard Hamilton 13, Nate Robinson 11 and Butler 10. Lakers star Kobe Bryant finished with 16 points...
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