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Jarvis Greer

Grizz Can't Keep Up at Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) - Drew Gooden and Luol Deng scored 21 points

apiece, and the Chicago Bulls beat Memphis 112-97 on Tuesday night

to extend the Grizzlies' losing streak to nine games.

Gooden was a force inside, hitting 10 of 15 shots and grabbing

14 rebounds.

Kirk Hinrich added 19 points and 12 assists, while Andres

Nocioni scored 20. Ben Gordon chipped in 16 points for Chicago,

which had dropped four of five.

The Bulls scored 13 straight to turn a nine-point advantage into

a 54-32 lead late in the second quarter.

Kyle Lowry scored 24 for Memphis, which is on its longest losing

streak since an 0-13 start in 2002-03 and has dropped 15 of 16.

Rudy Gay and Darko Milicic added 21 apiece.

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Grizzlies-Bulls, Box

MEMPHIS (97)

Gay 8-18 3-3 21, Warrick 4-11 0-0 8, Milicic 10-14 1-4 21,

Conley 0-6 0-0 0, Navarro 1-7 2-2 4, Lowry 8-12 7-8 24, Crittenton

7-15 2-2 17, Cardinal 0-5 0-0 0, K.Brown 0-1 0-0 0, Collins 1-2 0-0

2, Jacobsen 0-1 0-0 0, A.Brown 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-92 15-19 97.

CHICAGO (112)

Gooden 10-15 1-2 21, Deng 8-17 5-5 21, Noah 2-5 0-0 4, Hinrich

9-14 0-0 19, Hughes 3-7 2-4 8, Gordon 4-10 6-6 16, Nocioni 7-9 3-4

20, Thomas 0-2 0-0 0, Gray 0-1 0-0 0, Simmons 0-0 0-0 0, S.Brown

1-2 1-2 3. Totals 44-82 18-23 112.

Memphis 16 20 31 30- 97

Chicago 22 32 29 29-112

3-Point Goals-Memphis 4-19 (Gay 2-8, Lowry 1-1, Crittenton 1-4,

Jacobsen 0-1, Warrick 0-1, Navarro 0-1, Cardinal 0-3), Chicago 6-17

(Nocioni 3-5, Gordon 2-6, Hinrich 1-4, Hughes 0-1, Deng 0-1).

Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Memphis 47 (Warrick 10), Chicago 53

(Gooden 14). Assists-Memphis 16 (Crittenton, Lowry 4), Chicago 29

(Hinrich 12). Total Fouls-Memphis 19, Chicago 21. A-21,725

(22,467).

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