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Bulls Vs. Clippers Score Update: Bulls Ahead 83-77 After Third

The Chicago Bulls' vaunted defense hasn't been able to exactly slow up the Los Angeles Clippers' high flying, highlight machine of an offense, but the Bulls have stuffed the statsheet themselves and lead 83-77 after three.

The Clippers have been hampered on the defensive end by the foul trouble of DeAndre Jordan, who has only played 18 minutes through three quarters, picking up four fouls in the process. It's allowed the Bulls offense to run free, including Derrick Rose, who has finished at the rim with ease throughout the game tonight. Rose's 17 points and 12 assists lead the Bulls, but it's Joakim Noah's 15 points (to go along with seven rebounds) that has been a major surprise— and boost— to the Bulls on Friday night.

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