Rose Scores 29, Bulls Hold Off Lakers 88-84

CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose had 29 points and nine assists, and the Chicago Bulls held off a late rally by the Los Angeles Lakers for an 88-84 victory Friday night.

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The Bulls hit eight 3-pointers, three by Rose, who made the shot a key part of his game during the offseason.

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Reserve swingman Kyle Korver connected on a trio of 3s and scored 13 points for Chicago, which held a 26-13 edge in bench points.

The 84 points marked a season low for the Lakers. The two-time defending NBA champions were led by Kobe Bryant’s 23 points, though he shot just 9 for 23 from the floor.

It was the Bulls’ first win over the Lakers in nearly four years. Los Angeles had won seven straight against Chicago since a 94-89 Bulls victory on Dec. 19, 2006, at the United Center.

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  • Ex-Laker Fan

    Mann I don’t know what is wrong with this laker team.They haven’t been playing like a championship team these last 8 games. No way are they getting another championship. LOSERS

  • Dan

    The Lakers bench has certainly improved, but as is typical in the NBA, they disappear on the road a bit.

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