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NBA: Chicago 96, Toronto 80

Nov. 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM   |   Comments

TORONTO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Luol Deng led all five starters in double figures Friday, allowing Chicago to coast past Toronto 96-80.

The Bulls steadily built a 20-point lead heading into the final quarter and moved a game over .500 in advance of their hosting the unbeaten Indiana Pacers on Saturday. Chicago will take a three-game winning streak into its meeting with Indiana.

Deng scored 19 points, Joakim Noah added 18, both Carlos Boozer and Jimmy Butler had 14 and Kirk Hinrich had 12.

Chicago overcame a one-man effort by DeMar DeRozan, who went 13-of-22 from the field on his way to 37 points.

The Bulls played without Derrick Rose, who sat out the contest after suffering a hamstring strain last Monday.

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