John Lucas started in place of Derrick Rose and scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Bulls to a 78-64 win over the Wizards. Rose missed the game with a sprained toe. Kyle Korver netted 14 points off the bench to help the 10-and-2 Bulls win their third game in three nights. Luol Deng collected 12 points and 15 rebounds in the win. Jordan Crawford scored 14 points to pace the Wizards, who knocked off the Raptors for their first win of the season on Tuesday. John Wall had 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting in the setback.
>>Bulls' Rose Sits Out Of Win Over Wiz
(Chicago, IL) -- Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose did not play in the team's 78-64 home win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. Rose missed the game with a sprained toe. Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said before the game that Rose is day-to-day. The reigning NBA MVP is averaging 20.7 points and 8.6 assists for the 10-and-2 Bulls this season.
>>Pacers Roll Over Hawks
(Indianapolis, IN) -- Danny Granger had a game-high 24 points as the Pacers cruised to a 96-84 win over the Hawks. Roy Hibbert finshed with 12 points and 11 boards in the win. Indiana outscored the Hawks 27-9 in the third quarter en route to improving to 7-and-3 on the year. Indiana is back on the court tomorrow evening as they head to the Air Canada Centre to square off against the Toronto Raptors.
Sacramento Kings 98, Toronto Raptors 91
New York Knicks 85, Philadelphia 76ers 79
Dallas Mavericks 90, Boston Celtics 85
Oklahoma City Thunder 95, New Orleans Hornets 85
San Antonio Spurs 101, Houston Rockets 95 (OT)
Los Angeles Lakers 90, Utah Jazz 87 (OT)
Denver Nuggets 123, New Jersey Nets 115
Orlando Magic 107, Portland Trail Blazers 104
Los Angeles Clippers 95, Miami Heat 89 (OT)
NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball
#1 Syracuse Orange 79, Villanova Wildcats 66
#2 Kentucky Wildcats 68, Auburn Tigers 53
#9 Missouri Tigers 76, Iowa State Cyclones 69
#10 Kansas Jayhawks 81, Texas Tech Red Raiders 46
#13 Michigan Wolverines 66, Northwestern Wildcats 64 (OT)
#24 Marquette Golden Eagles 83, St. John's Red Storm 64