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Bulls Vs. Lakers Score Update: Los Angeles Claims 69-68 Lead Heading Into 4th Quarter

Chicago had a trouble mustering any offense against the Los Angeles defense in the third and saw a seven-point halftime lead turn into a one-point deficit as the quarter came to an end; the Bulls managed just 12 points in the period.

Derrick Rose continues to spearhead the Bulls offense and leads the team with 18 points on 7-10 shooting. Rose has hit four of five three-point attempts on the afternoon. Luol Deng has 12, while Carlos Boozer is stuck on 10.

Kobe Bryant has 22 points and six boards for the Lakers; Pau Gasol has scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds.

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