The Houston Rockets out-scored the Chicago Bulls 59-42 in the second half en route to a 99-93 victory at the United Center. For the Bulls, who lost Sunday afternoon to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the defeat marks the first time Chicago has lost back-to-back games since February 2011. The 86-game streak without consecutive losses is the second longest in NBA history.
Five Houston scorers reached double-figures. Point guard Goran Dragic led the way for the Rockets, finishing with 21 points, five assists, and four steals on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor. Luis Scola added 18 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. Chase Budinger and Courtney Lee each scored 13 for Houston in the victory.
Luol Deng scored 24 points for the Bulls and grabbed seven rebounds. Carlos Boozer had 16 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in the loss. Joakim Noah hadded 15 points and nine rebounds/
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