Chicago Bulls Vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Bulls Win MLK Holiday Matinee

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Derrick Rose Has First Career Triple Double In Bulls' 96-84 Win Over Grizzlies

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – Derrick Rose recorded his first career triple- double with 22 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, as the Chicago Bulls handled the Memphis Grizzlies, 96-84, from FedEx Forum.

It was also the first triple-double for a Chicago player since Kirk Hinrich did it on December 14, 2007.

Luol Deng and Kyle Korver added 28 and 22 points, respectively, for the Bulls, who have won three in a row and five of six overall. Deng and Korver combined to go 9-of-17 from beyond the arc.

Taj Gibson chipped in with 10 points, seven boards and six blocks for Chicago, which was without forward Carlos Boozer (ankle). Kurt Thomas donated nine points and six rebounds for the victors.

Zach Randolph posted his 27th double-double of the year with 21 points and 13 boards for the Grizzlies, who had a brief two-game winning streak snapped. O.J. Mayo and Marc Gasol had 15 and 12 points, respectively.


Chicago Bulls Vs. Memphis Grizzlies: A MLK Holiday Matinee

If you're not up early on this Martin Luther King Day, you might miss the Bulls' quick trip to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies.

Coming off their big win over the Miami Heat at the United Center on Saturday night, the Bulls are in one of the tougher parts of their schedule. Not necessarily because of the opponents -- only the Mavericks, among teams the Bulls face this week, have a winning record -- but because they play five games in eight days, starting today. At least after today, the Bulls will be at home for the remaining four of those dates, and in fact, are home for the rest of January (after today) before they take off on the second of the big trips of the year, this time the "ice show" trip (this year, it's Disney On Ice's Toy Story 3).

So, again, here's a string of games where the Bulls can pile up some wins before they head on the road for two weeks.

They'll have to do it without Carlos Boozer, at least for today's game and maybe beyond, after he sprained his ankle in the fourth quarter on Saturday.

Today's game begins at 12 noon CST and will be televised on WGN (locally in Chicago) and ESPN (nationally).

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