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NBA: Chicago 107, Milwaukee 100

Jan. 27, 2012 at 11:11 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Derrick Rose delivered a season-best 34 points Friday in boosting the Chicago Bulls to a 107-100 victory over Milwaukee.

Chicago opened a 13-point lead early in the fourth quarter and easily held on to win for the 10th time in 12 games. The Bulls have won three more contests than any other team in the Eastern Conference.

Rose made 14-of-24 shots from the field and was backed up by 20 points and 13 rebounds from Carlos Boozer. Joakim Noah added 15 points and 16 boards.

Rose's previous season high had been 31 points, produced Jan. 10 against Minnesota.

Brandon Jennings led Milwaukee with 25 points and Drew Gooden had 23.

The Bucks began what will be a long stretch of games without center Andrew Bogut, who suffered a fractured ankle Wednesday against Houston. He is expected to miss at least two months.

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