Jimmy Butler led the way with 26 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as the Bulls edged the Nuggets 106-101 at the United Center. Derrick Rose chipped in 17 on 7-of-25 shooting and Pau Gasol added 17 points, nine blocks and nine boards. Joakim Noah cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds as the Bulls improved to 23-and-10. Wilson Chandler led the Nuggets with 22 points and Kenneth Faried recorded an 18-point, 19-rebound double-double. Ty Lawson added 20 points and seven assists for Denver, which fell to 13-and-20.