Bulls Vs. Clippers Recap: Derrick Rose Stars In Chicago Victory

The Chicago Bulls will leave California with a 3-1 record to start their 2011-2012 season. The trip started on Christmas Day with a miracle comeback victory over the Los Angeles Lakers and concluded late Friday night with a 114-101 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

The story going into the game was the match up between Derrick Rose and Chris Paul, the NBA's two top point guards, and it was one that Rose won rather handedly. The reigning MVP was nearly flawless, scoring 29 points on 8-14 shooting from the field, 3-4 shooting from three and 10-11 shooting from the free throw line. He also added 16 assists and eight rebounds to round out a spectacular night.

Paul wasn't too bad himself, putting up 15 points, 14 assists and four steals, but Rose was the trump card all night, especially late in the game as the Bulls kept the Clippers at arms length thanks to Rose hitting two three pointers and dishing assists on two others.

The Bulls will head back home to host the Memphis Grizzlies on the first day of the new year.

For updates on the matchup, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage, visit Blog a Bull and Clips Nation. And for more news and notes from around the NBA, head over to SB Nation's NBA news hub.


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