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Rose scores 29 as Bulls beat Thunder 104-98

By ANDREW SELIGMAN
AP Sports Writer

CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose came up big down the stretch to score 29 points and Jimmy Butler added 26 to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 104-98 victory over Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.

Rose scored 10 points over the final 3 1-2 minutes to lift the Bulls after they blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter.

Oklahoma City tied it with just over 5 minutes left in the game. But Rose's performance down the stretch helped offset Durant's 33 points and lifted the Bulls after they got blown out at Charlotte two nights earlier.

Chicago was clinging to a 98-96 lead when Rose hit consecutive jumpers to make it a six-point game with just over a minute remaining.

After Durant hit a jumper, Pau Gasol nailed a sweeping hook with 38.4 seconds left, sealing the win for the Bulls.

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