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Bulls pull away from Nets for 105-80 victory

CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose scored 23 points, Pau Gasol had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and the balanced Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-80 on Wednesday night.

Chicago had six players score in double figures, including all five starters. Jimmy Butler had 18 points, Mike Dunleavy scored 14, and Taj Gibson finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots.

Deron Williams led Brooklyn with 17 points, but the Nets dropped their third straight. Kevin Garnett scored 13 points, and Alan Anderson had 12.

Chicago grabbed control with a 17-3 run in the third quarter.

Rose made a 3-pointer, and Gibson had a big dunk before Gasol capped the surge with four straight points, including two foul shots that made it 70-58 with 3:32 to go.

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Jay Cohen can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jcohenap

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