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Chicago’s Joakim Noah reacts after a Golden State foul during the first half of the Bulls’ 103-87 victory Friday.
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Bulls’ defense stops Warriors

– Kirk Hinrich scored a season-high 25 points, hitting six of seven three-pointers in the Chicago Bulls’ 103-87 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.

Nate Robinson added 22 points off the bench in the Bulls’ third straight victory.

David Lee, the Warriors’ All-Star selection, scored 23 points. Stephen Curry added 21 for Golden State, which had three-game winning streak snapped.

Jimmy Butler had 16 points and a career-high 12 rebounds starting in place of All-Star Luol Deng, who missed his fourth consecutive game due to a right hamstring injury.

Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah, the Bulls’ other All-Star selection, also finished with double-doubles. Boozer had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Noah had 14 points and 16 rebounds.

The Bulls shot 46.6 percent from the field and have won six of their last nine against Golden State.

Chicago never trailed and led by as much as 26.

The Warriors got as close as 10 early in the third quarter before the Bulls responded with a 10-3 run.

HEAT 110, PISTONS 88: In Miami, Dwyane Wade scored 29 points and sparked a pivotal run as Miami won its fourth in a row.

LeBron James had 23 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Heat, which shot 56 percent.

WIZARDS 114, TIMBERWOLVES 101: In Washington, John Wall had 14 points and five assists in his first start of the season, and Washington finally hit double digits in wins.

The Wizards are 5-3 since Wall’s return from a knee injury after going 5-28 without him.

CAVALIERS 113, BUCKS 108: In Cleveland, Kyrie Irving scored 35 points and Cleveland rallied from a 20-point deficit in the third quarter to win.

Irving scored eight points down the stretch as the Cavaliers posted back-to-back wins for only the second time this season.

HAWKS 123, CELTICS 111, 2 OT: In Atlanta, Kyle Korver scored 27 points, and Atlanta overcame a 27-point deficit in the first half to hand Boston its sixth straight loss.

Jeff Teague had 23 points for Atlanta before fouling out in the first overtime. Al Horford had 24 points and 13 rebounds. Josh Smith, who opened the second overtime with a three-point play, had 17 points and 14 rebounds.

SPURS 113, MAVERICKS 107: In Dallas, Tony Parker returned from a cut above the same eye he injured in a nightclub melee last summer and scored 23 points to lead San Antonio.

Parker missed about a quarter in the first half when he took three stitches above his left eye after a collision with Elton Brand on a drive. He nearly lost the eye in June when shards of glass embedded in his cornea after he got caught in a bottle-throwing melee in New York.

ROCKETS 100, HORNETS 82: In New Orleans, first-time All-Star James Harden had 30 points to lead Houston. The Rockets, who had lost eight of nine and trailed by double digits in 12 straight games, led almost all the way this time.

GRIZZLIES 101, NETS 77: In Memphis, Tenn., Marc Gasol had 20 points and nine rebounds as Memphis built a 30-point lead in the second half.

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