Joakim Noah just missed a triple-double as the Bulls defeated the Hornets 102-95 from North Carolina. Noah ended with 14 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for Chicago, which has won three of four. Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler both had 15 points in the win. Pau Gasol tallied 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Bulls. Kemba Walker scored 23 points to pace Charlotte, which has lost 10 straight. Lance Stephenson chipped in with 20 points and eight boards in defeat.
Washington Wizards 111, Los Angeles Lakers 95
Atlanta Hawks 112, Miami Heat 102
Boston Celtics 109, Detroit Pistons 102 (OT)
Brooklyn Nets 95, San Antonio Spurs 93 (OT)
Dallas Mavericks 107, Milwaukee Bucks 105
Philadelphia 76ers 85, Minnesota Timberwolves 77
Houston Rockets 105, Memphis Grizzlies 96
Toronto Raptors 123, Utah Jazz 104
Los Angeles Clippers 114, Orlando Magic 86
>>Bulls' Butler Honored
(New York, NY) -- Bulls guard Jimmy Butler is the Eastern Conference Player of the Month. Butler averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists over 15 games for the Bulls in November to win the award. He led the NBA in minutes at more than 39 per game.