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NBA

New-look Bucks take out Bulls

– Brandon Jennings scored 20 of his 35 points in the third quarter and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Chicago Bulls 104-96 on Wednesday for their second consecutive victory under interim coach Jim Boylan.

Mike Dunleavy had 16 points and Monta Ellis finished with 14 for Milwaukee, which made 10 of 22 three-point attempts. Larry Sanders grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked seven shots.

Carlos Boozer had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls, who have dropped their last two games against Milwaukee at the United Center. The Bulls blew a 27-point lead in the third quarter as Milwaukee snapped a nine-game losing streak against Chicago with a 93-92 victory on Nov. 26.

Boozer has recorded a double-double in six consecutive games.

Nate Robinson scored 19 points and Luol Deng added 18 for Chicago, which was seeking a season-best fourth consecutive victory.

CAVALIERS 99, HAWKS 83: In Cleveland, Kyrie Irving scored 18 of his 33 points in the third quarter to lead injury-riddled Cleveland.

Irving’s big night came at a perfect time for Cleveland, which had lost five of six and six straight at home. The margin of victory was Cleveland’s biggest of the season.

HORNETS 88, ROCKETS 79: In New Orleans, Roger Mason scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to rally New Orleans.

Greivis Vasquez and Jason Smith each scored 17 points for the Hornets.

James Harden scored 25 points for the Rockets.

RAPTORS 90, 76ERS 72: In Toronto, Amir Johnson had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Jose Calderon added 14 points and 11 assists, and Toronto handed slumping Philadelphia its fifth straight loss.

Landry Fields set season highs with 10 points and 11 rebounds. DeMar DeRozan scored 19 and Ed Davis had 17 for the Raptors, who had lost six of their previous seven meetings with Philadelphia, including three straight.

JAZZ 112, BOBCATS 102: In Charlotte, N.C., Al Jefferson had 26 points and eight rebounds, and Utah got its fourth win in five games.

Paul Millsap chipped in with 19 points and Gordon Hayward was 4 of 5 from three-point range for 14 points.

SPURS 108, LAKERS 105: In San Antonio, Tony Parker scored 24 points and San Antonio handed slumping Los Angeles its fifth straight loss.

Manu Ginobili added 19 points and Tiago Splitter and Stephen Jackson had 14 each for San Antonio, which has won 11 straight at home.

Kobe Bryant had 27 points, Metta World Peace added 23 and Earl Clark 22 for Los Angeles.

CELTICS 87, SUNS 79: In Boston, Jeff Green scored 14 points, rookie Jared Sullinger added 12 points and a career-best 16 rebounds, and Boston recovered from a dreadful third quarter with a big rally to start the fourth and held off slumping Phoenix.

THUNDER 106, TIMBERWOLVES 84: In Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 26 points, Russell Westbrook added 23 and Oklahoma City overpowered outmanned Minnesota.

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