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Bulls end Indiana’s perfect start to the season with victory

AP, CHICAGO

Indiana’s perfect start to the season came to an end with a 110-94 loss to Chicago on Saturday, with Luol Deng scoring 23 points to lead the Bulls to victory.

Also on Saturday, Miami beat Charlotte for the 13th straight time, the Los Angeles Clippers improved to 5-0 at home by rallying past Brooklyn, and Dwight Howard’s big fourth quarter steered Houston past Denver.

Chicago got 20 points from Derrick Rose, who returned to the lineup after missing a game with hamstring soreness, and won their fourth straight thanks chiefly to going 11-of-19 from three-point range.

Roy Hibbert had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers, who were the first team in 11 years to win their opening nine games.

Miami’s LeBron James scored 30 points to lead the Heat to a 97-81 win over Charlotte.

Kemba Walker had 22 points to lead the Bobcats, who shot 35 percent from the field.

Los Angeles’ Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds as the Clippers beat Brooklyn 110-103.

J.J. Redick added 26 points for the Clippers, who have not lost to the Nets since 2010.

Andray Blatche and Mason Plumlee scored 19 points each for Brooklyn, who were missing four of their five regular starters.

Houston’s Dwight Howard scored 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including 13 of 19 free throws in a 2.5-minute stretch, to lead the Rockets to a 122-11 win over Denver.

Dallas’ Monta Ellis had 19 points and eight assists to help the Mavericks beat the Magic 108-100 and win at Orlando for the eighth straight time.

Golden State’s Klay Thompson scored 25 points as the Warriors held off Utah 102-88 for their third-straight win.

Atlanta’s Jeff Teague scored 16 points to lead eight players in double figures for the Hawks, who won 110-90 to send New York to a fifth straight home loss.

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving scored nine of his 41 points in overtime to help the Cavaliers beat Washington 103-96 and snap a three-game skid.

Minnesota’s Kevin Love had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and Nikola Pekovic had 20 points and 12 boards to lead the Timberwolves past Boston 106-88.

New Orleans’ Anthony Davis had 13 points, nine rebounds and a career-high eight blocks in less than three quarters, helping the Pelicans rout Philadelphia 135-98 and emphatically snap a three-game skid.

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook scored 26 points and Kevin Durant added 24 as the Thunder beat Milwaukee 92-79.

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