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NBA: Chicago 114, Los Angeles Clippers 101

Dec. 31, 2011 at 1:16 AM

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Ronnie Brewer touched off a 10-point run in the fourth quarter Friday that carried the Chicago Bulls to a 114-101 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Bulls closed out a four-game road trip to open the season with a 3-1 record. Chicago will play its home opener New Year's Day against Memphis.

Chicago and Philadelphia are the only teams in the NBA not to have played a home game.

Los Angeles trailed by two after Trey Thompkins hit a 3-pointer with 9:33 to go in the fourth period but the Clippers did not score again until 5:59 remained. By that time the Bulls had raced to a 96-84 advantage.

The 10-0 run was finished off by Luol Deng's 3-point shot.

Chicago's Derrick Rose turned in a huge game with 29 points, eight rebounds and 16 assists. He hit three 3-pointers and missed just once in 11 trips to the foul line.

Joakim Noah and Deng both scored 19 points and Richard Hamilton had 16.

The Bulls overcame a 34-point, 13-rebound performance by Blake Griffin. Chris Paul had 15 points and 14 assists for the Clippers, who have two losses in three games.

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