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Chicago vs Los Angeles Recap - Bulls Win 88-87

Chicago got 22 points from Derrick Rose en route to an 88-87 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

Bettors who backed the Bulls were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 5.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 182.5.

Chicago got 21 points from Luol Deng and another 15 points from Carlos Boozer. Derrick Rose contributed 5 assists, while Joakim Noah cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Los Angeles got 28 points from Kobe Bryant in a losing cause and another 14 points from Pau Gasol. Kobe Bryant contributed 6 assists for the Lakers, while Josh McRoberts had 8 rebounds.

Chicago led at halftime, 56-49.

The rebound battle favored Los Angeles as they grabbed 42 boards, while Chicago only had 41.

Next game, Chicago takes its act on the road to face Golden State looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head on the road to face Sacramento.