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Chicago defeat Atlanta 100-85

SLUMP:The loss was the Hawks’ fourth in a row to the Bulls and fourth straight overall. In Pheonix, LeBron James rebounded from one of his worst to score 37


Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls, center, grabs one of 16 rebounds between Paul Millsap, left, and Gustavo Ayon of the Atlanta Hawks at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday. The Bulls defeated the Hawks 100-85.

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Joakim Noah scored 19 points as part of a triple-double as the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 100-85 on Tuesday.

Noah added 16 rebounds and 11 assists, while Taj Gibson had 24 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls, who had six players score in double figures. Chicago won their fourth straight against the Hawks and sixth in a row at home versus Atlanta.

The Hawks have lost a season-high four straight overall.

Noah had his fourth career triple-double and first since Feb. 28 last year.

Chicago (26-25) won for the third time in four games and pulled a half-game in front of Atlanta (25-25) in the Eastern Conference.

All-star forward Paul Millsap had 15 points for the Hawks, but his streak of four games with at least 10 rebounds was snapped. Lou Williams added 13 points, and Jeff Teague had 12.


In Charlotte, North Carolina, Al Jefferson scored 30 points, while Anthony Tolliver added 22 as Charlotte earned a rare win over Dallas.

The Bobcats had lost 17 of 18 against the Mavericks, but they scored 60 points in the paint and tied a season-high with 12 three-pointers to snap Dallas’ five-game winning streak.

Tolliver was 5 of 6 from three-point range, and the Bobcats went 12 of 24 from beyond the arc.

Jefferson was 14 of 23 from the field and reached the 20-point plateau for the 14th time in 15 games.

Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki sprained his left ankle in the second quarter, but he returned in the second half and finished with 16 points.

Charlotte’s victory came on the night it was announced that Bobcats owner Michael Jordan’s wife gave birth to the couple’s identical twin daughters.

Josh McRoberts had a career-high 13 assists and nine points for the Bobcats (23-29).


In Cleveland, Luol Deng scored 22 points, and Cleveland avenged a 44-point loss to Sacramento.

The Cavaliers, routed 124-80 in Sacramento on Jan. 12, took a double-figure lead early in the second quarter and were in control the remainder of the game. Cleveland have won three in a row for the second time this season.

Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 pick in the draft who has struggled most of the season, recorded career highs with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Dion Waiters added 20 points for Cleveland.

DeMarcus Cousins scored 21 points to lead the Kings, who have lost 10 of 12 and seven straight on the road.

The Cavaliers broke a three-game losing streak against the Kings.

Isaiah Thomas scored 16 points, and Rudy Gay added 14 for the Kings.


In Memphis, Tennessee, Nick Calathes and Marc Gasol scored 18 points each, and Memphis overcame a career-best 37 points from Washington’s Bradley Beal to win.

Beal was unable to convert down the stretch, though, including missing a 21-footer with 12.9 seconds left that would have tied the game.

Zach Randolph split two free throws with 11.5 seconds left to give the Grizzlies a 92-89 lead. John Wall’s three-pointer with about 1 second left rattled around before popping out.

Randolph, Courtney Lee and James Johnson scored 13 apiece for Memphis, and Randolph grabbed 10 rebounds. Calathes also had six assists for the Grizzlies.

Nene had 17 points for the Wizards. Trevor Ariza and Marcin Gortat added 10 points each.


In Portland, Oregon, Kevin Durant had 36 points and 10 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder edged the Portland Trail Blazers.

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