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CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 27: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls goes for the basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game on February 27, 2015 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Chicago Bulls got a positive update on Derrick Rose, and then used another big night by Jimmy Butler to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 96-89 on Friday. Butler had 28 points and 12 rebounds and Chicago won for the seventh time in its last nine games. Mike Dunleavy made five 3-pointers on his way to 21 points, and Joakim Noah finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists. The Bulls trailed 85-84 before Kirk Hinrich drove inside for a layup with 4:29 remaining, and then Tony Snell made a smart pass to Dunleavy for an open 3 that made it 89-85.


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COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 20: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against Tony Snell #20 of the Chicago Bulls on October 20, 2014 at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Four years away from home changed LeBron James. He came back more mature, more focused, more complete - in a class by himself as a player.


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CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 23: Tony Snell #20 of the Chicago Bulls goes up for a dunk on his way to a game-high 20 points against the Milwaukee Bucks at the United Center on February 23, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Bucks 87-71. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tony Snell scored 20 points, Nikola Mirotic had 16 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, and the surging Chicago Bulls pounded the Milwaukee Bucks on the boards on their way to an 87-71 victory on Monday night. Pau Gasol added 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Bulls enjoyed a whopping 62-41 advantage on the glass. Joakim Noah had eight points and 16 rebounds on his bobblehead night, and Jimmy Butler finished with 11 points and nine boards. Milwaukee shot 34 percent (30 for 89) from the field in its second straight loss after a stretch of nine wins in 10 games.


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AUBURN HILLS, MI - OCTOBER 7: Tony Snell #20 of the Chicago Bulls shoots against the Detroit Pistons during the game on October 7, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Greg Monroe had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Detroit to a 111-109 overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night in Stan Van Gundy's preseason debut as Pistons coach.


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CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 12: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game on February 12, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Rose scored 30 points, and the Chicago Bulls handed Cleveland just its second loss in 16 games, beating the Cavaliers 113-98 Thursday night. Pau Gasol added 18 points and 10 rebounds. Tony Snell scored 22, helping offset a 31-point performance by LeBron James, and Bulls sent another strong signal that their recent struggles might be behind them. They won their fourth straight after dropping 10 of 15 and entered the All-Star break with a 1 1/2-game lead in the Central division over the Cavaliers.


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CLEVELAND (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says veteran free agent forward Shawn Marion has agreed to a contract with the Cavaliers.
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CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 10: Pau Gasol #16 of the Chicago Bulls puts up a shot on his way to a game-high 26 points against the Sacramento Kings at United Center on February 10, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Kings 104-86. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A lack of consistent playing time can send a young player into a funk, but Tony Snell claims not to care how much he's on the floor. ''All that matters is that I've got to stay ready,'' Snell said. If not, cheer my team on.'' The second-year guard was ready Tuesday night, pumping in a career-high 24 points on 9 for 11 shooting to help the Chicago Bulls to a 104-86 rout of the Sacramento Kings. I've got to make sure I'm ready when my name gets called.'' Pau Gasol continued his strong play with 26 points and 16 rebounds - his NBA-best 34th double-double of the season and 13th straight - and Derrick Rose added 23 points in a turnover-free performance.


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CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 16: Derrick Rose #6 of the USA Basketball Men's National Team during a game against the Brazil Basketball Men's National Team on August 16, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Rose heard the cheers and showed some of his old explosiveness, fellow Chicago product Anthony Davis scored 20 points, and the U.S. beat Brazil 95-78 on Saturday night in a tuneup for the World Cup of Basketball. With fans roaring for Rose all night, the Chicago Bulls point guard flashed some of his MVP moves. Davis, who like Rose grew up on Chicago's South Side, dominated down the stretch, and the U.S. pulled away after Brazil kept it close for three quarters. He hit two free throws and blocked a shot by Larry Taylor, leading to a three-point play for James Harden.


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CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls have exercised their third-year option on guard Tony Snell for the 2015-16 season.
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Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins plans to take a spin around an IndyCar track. It's no career change for Wilkins, just a visit this weekend to the Milwaukee Mile ahead of Sunday's race and part of an effort to promote diabetes awareness along with driver Charlie Kimball. Both Wilkins and Kimball have diabetes, and both serve as spokesman for Novo Nordisk, which also sponsors Kimball's No. 83 car. It will be a far different meeting from their usual encounters, pacing the halls of Congress to meet with senators and representatives about diabetes awareness.