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NBA: Chicago 110, Minnesota 96

Jan. 10, 2010 at 1:39 AM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Kirk Hinrich and Joakim Noah each scored 20 points Saturday in Chicago's 110-96 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Bulls shot 51.8 percent from the field and had their highest offensive output of the year while ending a three-game losing streak.

John Salmons chipped in 14 points and Taj Gibson had 13.

. "I think we played well as a team today," Noah said. "We've just got to keep it up."

Ryan Gomes led Minnesota with 15 points. Jonny Flynn had 14 points.

Minnesota started out fast with a sizzling 32-point first quarter, but cooled off quickly and trailed 52-46 at halftime.

The Bulls started the third quarter with a 10-2 streak and led 79-64 heading into the final period.

A 3-point shot by Brad Miller and two free throws by Gibson had Chicago ahead 88-69 with 9:18 to play and in control the rest of the way.

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