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Bulls hold off Denver Nuggets, 106-101
Bulls hold off Denver Nuggets, 106-101

Derrick Rose scored 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Denver Nuggets, 106-101, on Thursday night at Chicago. Jimmy Butler scored 26 for Chicago, and Pau Gasol added 17 points, nine rebounds and a career-high nine blocks. The late surge by Rose lifted the Bulls to their 11th win in 13 games. The 2011 NBA most valuable player missed his first eight shots, including all seven in a scoreless first half, but the point guard dominated down the stretch, coming up with one big basket after another. Wilson Chandler led Denver with 22 points. Ty Lawson scored 20 and Arron Afflalo had 19. Kenneth Faried added 18 points and 19 rebounds, but the Nuggets...