Noah powers Bulls past Sixers



THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published — Friday 14 December 2012

Last update 14 December 2012 2:26 am

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PHILADELPHIA: Joakim Noah scored 21 points, and Luol Deng added 19 points and 12 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls win their fourth in a row on the road with a 96-89 victory Wednesday at Philadelphia.
Less than 24 hours after losing to the Los Angeles Clippers by five points at United Center, the Bulls traveled to Philadelphia and appeared more rested than the Sixers, who had Tuesday off.
Marco Belinelli had 16 points and Nate Robinson, starting in place of guard Kirk Hinrich, had 14 for Chicago. Hinrich injured his left knee in the loss to the Clippers and is listed as day-to-day.
Jrue Holiday scored 26 points, Evan Turner added 16 and Thaddeus Young 13 for Philadelphia.
Bucks 98, Kings 85: At Milwaukee: Brandon Jennings scored 19 points, and Monta Ellis had 17 points and 11 assists to lead Milwaukee past Sacramento. Ersan Ilyasova added 16 points and a season-high 14 rebounds, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored a season-high 17 in his first start of the season for Milwaukee (11-9).
Warriors 97, Heat 95: At Miami: Draymond Green made a layup with 0.9 seconds left to give streaking Golden State a road win.
Thunder 92, Hornets 88: At Oklahoma City: Kevin Durant scored 35 points and Oklahoma City extended its winning streak to nine games.
Clippers 100, Bobcats 94: At Charlotte, North Carolina: Chris Paul had 19 points and 10 assists to help the Clippers extend their longest win streak in two decades to eighth with a victory over Charlotte.
Nets 94, Raptors 88: At Toronto: Joe Johnson scored 23 points, and Andray Blatche had 14 points and nine rebounds to help Brooklyn end a five-game losing streak with a win over Toronto.
Celtics 117, Mavericks 115 (2OT): At Boston: Paul Pierce scored 34 points, including a 3-pointer at the start of the second overtime to give Boston the lead for good.
Suns 82, Grizzlies 80: At Phoenix: Goran Dragic made a short hook shot from the left baseline with 0.5 seconds remaining to help Phoenix snap a seven-game losing streak.
Pacers 96, Cavaliers 81: At Indianapolis: Paul George scored 27 points to help Indiana overcame a 16-point deficit in a win over Cleveland.
Timberwolves 108, Nuggets 105: At Minneapolis: Nikola Pekovic had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Minnesota used a big advantage at the free throw line to overcome Kevin Love’s shooting struggles and beat Denver.
Hawks 86, Magic 80: At Orlando, Florida: Josh Smith and Jeff Teague scored 16 points apiece, Al Horford added 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Atlanta Hawks held off a late charge to win.
Rockets 99, Wizards 93: At Houston: James Harden scored 31 points and Houston got its first victory under coach Kevin McHale Rockets in over a month.

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