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>>Bulls Blast Nets

(Newark, NJ)  --  Carlos Boozer poured in 24 points as the Bulls cruised to a 108-87 win over the Nets.    Bulls star Derrick Rose had four points before exiting in the second quarter with back spasms.  Luol Deng added 19 points for Chicago, which has won three straight to move to 21-and-6.  Chicago continues a nine-game road trip tomorrow evening at New Orleans.

NBA
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Los Angeles Clippers 107, Orlando Magic 102 (OT)
Philadelphia 76ers 95, Los Angeles Lakers 90
Washington Wizards 111, Toronto Raptors 108 (OT)
Chicago Bulls 108, New Jersey Nets 87
Phoenix Suns 99, Atlanta Hawks 90
New York Knicks 99, Utah Jazz 88
Sacramento Kings 100, New Orleans Hornets 92
San Antonio Spurs 89, Memphis Grizzlies 84
Houston Rockets 99, Denver Nuggets 90
Oklahoma City Thunder 111, Portland Trail Blazers 107 (OT)

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball  (ESPN/"USA Today" Rankings)
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#4 Missouri Tigers 71, Oklahoma Sooners 68
#19 Marquette Golden Eagles 89, DePaul Blue Demons 76
#23 Louisville Cardinals 80, Connecticut Huskies 59

>>Illinois At IU Thursday

(Bloomington, IN)  --  Illinois returns to the court Thursday night at 23rd-ranked Indiana.  The Fighting Illini fell 74-70 at home to Northwestern on Sunday and have dropped four of their last five overall.  Illinois is 16-and-7, including 5-and-5 in the Big Ten.  The Hoosiers come in 18-and-6 and 6-and-6.

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