Gordon, Bulls rough up Nuggets

Ben Gordon lifted Chicago with a game-high 37 points as the Bulls defeated the Denver Nuggets 116-99 Friday night at the United Center.

Chicago won the game as a slight 2-point underdog, while the 215 points made it OVER the posted total of 209.

Luol Deng added 22 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double, while Tyrus Thomas also collected a double-double with 21 points and 12 boards.

Chauncey Billups led the Nuggets with 25 points, four rebounds and six assists.