NBA: Chicago 93, Charlotte 85

Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:29 PM

CHICAGO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Jimmy Butler and Nate Robinson combined for 34 points Monday and the Chicago Bulls claimed their fourth win in five games with a 93-85 defeat of Charlotte.

Butler netted 19 points, Robinson added 15 and Joakim Noah provided 13, 18 rebounds, seven assists and five blocks as the Bulls continued their recent surge.

Carlos Boozer supplied 13 points and Luol Deng returned from a five-game injury absence with 12 for Chicago.

The Bobcats, meanwhile, fell for the ninth time in 11 contests despite 18 points apiece from Kemba Walker and Ben Gordon.

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