The Chicago Bulls beat the Houston Rockets at their own game, knocking down 14 of 24 shots from three-point range to roll to a 111-87 victory at the United Center.
Bulls 111, Rockets 87
Houston leads the NBA in three-pointers attempted but made just five of 26 from behind the arc.
Chicago forward Mike Dunleavy scored all of his team-high 21 points in the second half after earlier being treated for a gash above his right eye.
Guard Kirk Hinrich added 19 points for the Bulls (36-29) and forward Carlos Boozer scored 18.
Guard Jeremy Lin led Houston (44-21) with 21 points and center Dwight Howard added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
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Thunder 131, Lakers 102
Guard Russell Westbrook and forward Kevin Durant each scored 29 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 131-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
It was Durant’s 30th straight game in which he has posted 25 or more points, which is the second longest in the NBA since Michael Jordan’s 40 game streak in 1986-87.
The Thunder (48-17) atoned for Sunday’s loss to the Lakers (22-43).
Westbrook handed out nine assists to go along with three steals, while guard Jodie Meeks scored 19 points to lead the Lakers.
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Hawks 102, Bucks 97
Guard Kyle Korver scored seven of his 15 points in the final two minutes to help the Atlanta Hawks earn a 102-97 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Korver made a three-pointer to put Atlanta ahead, then hit an off-balance baseline jumper with 1:11 left to give the Hawks a five-point lead.
The win was the second straight for Atlanta (28-35), which had lost 14 of its last 16.
Milwaukee (13-52) was led by forward Ersan Ilyasova, who had 22 points and 10 rebounds.