Deng leads Bulls over Mavericks 101-78

Deng leads Bulls over Mavericks 101-78
November 28, 2012, 11:25 pm
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Dallas Mavericks guard Dominique Jones, left, and Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah vie for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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CHICAGO (AP) Luol Deng had 22 points and six rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls over the Dallas Mavericks 101-78 on Wednesday night.

Five Chicago players scored at least 11 points to help the Bulls (7-7) beat the Mavericks for the fourth straight time.

Nate Robinson came off the bench and added 14 points and six assists for Chicago, and fellow reserve Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 13 points, including 9-of-10 shooting from the line.

Joakim Noah chipped in 13 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three blocks as Chicago avoided its first three-game losing streak at the United Center since losing five straight from March 1-19, 2010.

Shawn Marion scored 18 points for Dallas, which shot just 35 percent from the field to lose for the eighth time in its last 11 games.