CHICAGO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Luol Deng and Joakim Noah combined for 45 points and the Chicago Bulls turned back a Sacramento rally Tuesday, besting the Kings 121-115.
Deng had 23 points and 11 assists while Noah provided 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls, who won despite the absence of reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose for a third straight game.
Rose remained day-to-day with a sore back.
The Bulls allowed Sacramento to rally from a 19-point deficit in the fourth quarter but held on for their sixth win in seven games.
Sacramento fell for the third time in four games.