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NBA: Chicago 126, Miami 96

MIAMI, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Ben Gordon scored 24 points Wednesday and Chicago ruined the return of Shaquille O'Neal by blasting Miami 126-96.

NBA: Atlanta 105, Chicago 84

ATLANTA, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Joe Johnson scored Atlanta's first 10 points and finished with 37 Sunday, leading the Hawks past the Chicago Bulls 105-84.

NBA: New York 105, Chicago 100

CHICAGO, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Eddy Curry had 29 points and eight rebounds Tuesday, carrying the New York Knicks to a 105-100 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

NBA: Chicago 109, Charlotte 97

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Ben Gordon led the way for the Chicago Bulls Wednesday, scoring 22 points in a come-from-behind win over the Charlotte Bobcats.

NBA: Orlando 112, Chicago 110

CHICAGO, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Hedo Turkoglu totaled 17 points, the last two coming with seventh-tenths of a second left in overtime, to lift Orlando over Chicago 112-110 Monday.

NBA: Chicago 100, New York 83

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Reserve Ben Gordon scored 25 points Sunday in Chicago's 100-83 rout of the short-handed New York Knicks.

NBA: Chicago 103, Milwaukee 99

CHICAGO, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Andres Nocioni made three free throws in the final 15 seconds Friday, boosting the Chicago Bulls and their new coach past Milwaukee 103-99.

NBA: Houston 116, Chicago 98

CHICAGO, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Houston's Tracy McGrady scored 20 points to lead the Rockets over the Chicago Bulls 116-98 Saturday.

NBA: Chicago 95, Washington 84

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bulls used a 9-0 fourth-quarter spurt Wednesday on the way to a 95-84 victory over the Washington Wizards.

NBA: LA Lakers 103, Chicago 91

CHICAGO, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Sasha Vujacic scored 19 points and Kobe Bryant had 18 Tuesday, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

NBA: Chicago 101, New York 96

CHICAGO, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Luol Deng scored 27 points and Kirk Hinrich notched a triple-double Friday, pacing the Chicago Bulls to a 101-96 victory over the New York Knicks.

NBA: Indiana 117, Chicago 102

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Reserve Kareem Rush scored 22 points Wednesday, keying the Indiana Pacers' 117-102 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

NBA: Chicago 123, Seattle 96

CHICAGO, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Ben Gordon scored 27 points Tuesday, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 123-96 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics.

NBA: Chicago 98, Detroit 91

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Andres Nocioni scored 22 points Friday and Chris Duhon hit a key three-pointer to propel the Chicago Bulls past Detroit 98-91.

NBA: Chicago 91, Charlotte 82

CHICAGO, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Luol Deng scored a game-high 30 points Wednesday, enabling the Chicago Bulls to upend the Charlotte Bobcats 91-82.
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Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony (L) drives against Luol Deng (C) of the Sudan and Ben Wallace (R) in the first quarter at the Pepsi Center in Denver November 21, 2006. Deng fouled Anthony on the play. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Luol Deng (born April 16, 1985 in Wau, Sudan) is a Sudanese-British professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls and the Great Britain national basketball team. He plays the small forward position.

Deng is a member of the Dinka ethnic group. When he was young, his father Aldo, a member of the Sudanese parliament, moved the family to Egypt to escape the Second Sudanese Civil War. In Egypt, they met former NBA center Manute Bol, another Dinka, who taught Deng's older brother, Ajou Deng, how to play basketball while also serving as a mentor for Luol himself. When they were granted political asylum, his family emigrated to Brixton, South London. Deng developed an interest in soccer, admiring Tino Asprilla of Newcastle United, but also continued to play basketball, and was invited to join England's 15-and-under teams in both sports. During this time, he began his career at Brixton Basketball Club. At the age of 13, he played for England's squad in the European Junior Men's Qualifying Tournament, averaging 40 points and 14 rebounds. He was named the MVP of the tournament. Next, he led England to the finals of the European Junior National Tournament, where he averaged 34 points and earned another MVP award.

At the age of 14, Luol moved to the United States to play basketball at Blair Academy in New Jersey, where one of his teammates was future NBA player Charlie Villanueva. Deng was also named a Tri-Captain at Blair along with Charlie Villanueva . During his senior year, Deng was considered the second most promising high school senior in America after LeBron James. He was named First Team All-America by Parade Magazine and USA Today, and was selected to play in the McDonald's High School All-America game, but could not play due to a foot injury. After graduation, he decided to attend Duke University. In one season at Duke, he appeared in 37 games and made 32 starts. He averaged 30.1 minutes and scored 15.1 points per game en route to a berth in the 2004 Final Four. He is only the 10th freshman in ACC history to lead all rookies in scoring, rebounding, and field goal percentage.

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