Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Kirk Hinrich led six Bulls players in double
figures with 22 points to go with eight assists and seven rebounds, as the
Chicago Bulls pulled away from the punchless Los Angeles Lakers, 95-83, at
Marco Belinelli scored 15 points, including two key 3-pointers during a late
18-4 run that put the game away. Jimmy Butler, starting for the second
straight game in place of the injured Luol Deng, recorded 10 points and eight
rebounds for the Bulls, who have won four of their last five.
Carlos Boozer (14 points), Richard Hamilton (13) and Nate Robinson (11)
rounded out Chicago's leading scorers.
Steve Nash paced Los Angeles with 18 points and six assists, while Kobe Bryant
was held to 16 points to end a string of 24 straight games of 20-plus points.
The Lakers have dropped three in a row overall and six straight on the road
for the first time since the 2004-05 season.
The Sports Network