Boozer helps Bulls outlast Suns 112-106 in OT

Boozer helps Bulls outlast Suns 112-106 in OT
November 15, 2012, 12:04 am
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Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah (13) goes up for a shot but misses as Phoenix Suns' Marcin Gortat, of Poland, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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PHOENIX (AP) Carlos Boozer had 28 points and 14 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls outlast the Phoenix Suns 112-106 in overtime Wednesday night.

Boozer, who scored 31 against Phoenix in the previous meeting last season, was a force at power forward again. He made 11 of 20 shots and had his way inside as the Bulls scored 50 points in the paint. Luol Deng added 21 points and center Joakim Noah had 21 points and 12 rebounds.

Chicago scored six points on putbacks in a 10-0 run that gave the Bulls a 79-61 lead in the third quarter. But the Suns fought back in the fourth by being active on the offensive boards. Luis Scola had 24 points and 14 rebounds, while Sebastian Telfair scored 17 off the bench.