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Deng helps Bulls edge Bobcats
Chicago Bulls' Luol Deng (9), of South Sudan goes up for a shot against Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo (0), of Congo, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14), during the first quarter of an MLB basketball game in Chicago, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
November 18, 2013, 10:37 pm

CHICAGO (AP) Luol Deng scored 21 points and the Chicago Bulls overcame a rough shooting night to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 86-81 on Monday for their fifth straight win.

Carlos Boozer had 12 points and 17 rebounds for Chicago, which is on its longest winning streak since taking eight in a row from Feb. 20-March 7, 2012. Jimmy Butler had 14 points and Derrick Rose finished with 12.

Deng's 3-pointer with 27.1 seconds remaining gave the Bulls an 85-81 lead. Gerald Henderson then missed for the Bobcats, and Rose had a free throw to help Chicago wrap it up.

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