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Bulls pull away late to beat the Lakers, 113-93
Bulls pull away late to beat the Lakers, 113-93

Without Kobe Bryant, the Lakers fell apart late and lost to the Chicago Bulls, 113-93, Thursday at United Center. Wesley Johnson had 19 points as Bryant sat out a second consecutive game so he could rest. The Lakers (9-20) trailed by only six points going into the fourth quarter but couldn't overtake Chicago, giving way rapidly in the game's final few minutes. Chicago forward Pau Gasol had 23 points and 13 rebounds in his first game against his former team. He also had three assists and two blocked shots. Then he shared a long embrace with Bryant after the game. Jimmy Butler had 21 points and Derrick Rose added 20 for the Bulls (20-9). The Bulls had 57 rebounds, including...

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