NBA: Another big night for Noah as Bulls win

2013-03-03T00:00:00Z NBA: Another big night for Noah as Bulls winThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 03, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CHICAGO - Joakim Noah had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Carlos Boozer scored 20 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-85 on Saturday.

The Bulls went on a 19-0 run that started in the second quarter and stretched into third, giving them an 18-point lead. They opened March on a winning note after going 5-8 in February, just their second losing month in 2 1/2 seasons under coach Tom Thibodeau.

Noah followed up the third triple-double of his career with another terrific performance that also included four blocks and five assists.

He committed five turnovers, but even so it was an impressive follow-up to Thursday's gem, when he had 23 points, 21 rebounds and a career-high 11 blocks in a win over Philadelphia.

Boozer added eight rebounds. Jimmy Butler had 13 points, Nate Robinson and Kirk Hinrich scored 12 apiece, and the Bulls won their second straight after dropping seven of 10.

• 76ers 104, Warriors 97: In Philadlephia, Evan Turner had 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists and Jrue Holiday scored 27 as Philadelphia snapped a seven-game losing streak.

Thad Young had 14 points and 16 rebounds and Royal Ivey chipped in with 17 points for the Sixers, who are 5 1/2 games behind Milwaukee for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with 25 games left.

Stephen Curry scored 30 and Klay Thompson added 29 for the Warriors, who've lost four in a row.

Despite losing 10 of 13, Golden State remains sixth in the West. The Warriors are one game up on eighth-place Houston and 3 1/2Ω ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers, who are fighting for the last spot.

• Bucks 122, Raptors 114 OT: In Milwaukee, Monta Ellis scored six of his 23 points in overtime and Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings added five apiece in the extra period to spark Milwaukee.

Ilyasova finished with 29 points and 11 rebounds, while Brandon Jennings had a career-high 19 assists, including one in overtime.

Kyle Lowry had a triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, Alan Anderson scored 21 points off the bench and Amir Johnson added 19 for Toronto.

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• San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker will be out for about a month with a left ankle sprain. Parker, the team's leading assist man, injured the ankle in the third period of Friday night's win over the Sacramento Kings.

• Juwan Howard has signed a 10-day contract to return to the Miami Heat.

• The Chicago Bulls have signed veteran forward Lou Amundson to a 10-day contract.

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