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Deng leads Bulls past Pacers, 109-101

Feb 10, 2010 - 4:30 AM By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS(AP) -- Luol Deng had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers 109-101 on Tuesday night.

Derrick Rose and John Salmons each scored 21 points for the Bulls, who had lost three of their previous four. Kirk Hinrich scored 17 points, and Brad Miller added 13 for Chicago.

Danny Granger had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Troy Murphy had 18 points and 16 rebounds and Earl Watson added 14 points and six assists for the Pacers.

Chicago shot 51 percent from the field.

Chicago center Joakim Noah was not with the team because of a left foot injury. Miller, a former Pacer, started in his place.

Indiana shot just 33 percent in the fourth quarter and blew a five-point lead.