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Rose's triple-double powers Bulls past Memphis

Jan 18, 2011 - 12:28 AM Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Derrick Rose recorded his first career triple- double with 22 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, as the Chicago Bulls handled the Memphis Grizzlies, 96-84, from FedEx Forum.

It was also the first triple-double for a Chicago player since Kirk Hinrich did it on December 14, 2007.

Luol Deng and Kyle Korver added 28 and 22 points, respectively, for the Bulls, who have won three in a row and five of six overall. Deng and Korver combined to go 9-of-17 from beyond the arc.

Taj Gibson chipped in with 10 points, seven boards and six blocks for Chicago, which was without forward Carlos Boozer (ankle). Kurt Thomas donated nine points and six rebounds for the victors.

"It was a really big game for us," Korver said. "That first quarter was really important. I thought we did a good job of setting the tone on the defensive end."

Zach Randolph posted his 27th double-double of the year with 21 points and 13 boards for the Grizzlies, who had a brief two-game winning streak snapped. O.J. Mayo and Marc Gasol had 15 and 12 points, respectively.

Chicago scored the final six points of the first quarter to take a 26-17 lead.

The Bulls put together a 10-0 run early in the second stanza to expand their margin to 17. Korver started the surge with a pair of three-pointers and ended it with a jumper for a 38-21 advantage with 6:51 to go.

Memphis used a burst of its own to get within seven, but Korver hit back-to- back three-pointers to make it 51-37 with 1:40 left. The score was 53-42 at the break.

Korver and Deng connected on three-pointers near the end of the third to make it a 79-57 game and the Bulls held a 79-60 margin heading to the fourth.

Memphis made things interesting in the fourth by starting the frame on a 15-5 run. Mayo tallied nine points during the stretch, including a three-pointer with 6:51 remaining to cut the gap to 84-75.

Deng stopped the bleeding with a three-pointer, but the Grizzlies got back within nine on a Gasol jumper with 2:26 to play.

It was Deng that had the answer again, as the Duke product made a free throw and jumper to seal the victory.

"I think Korver came off the bench and sparked them up a little bit," Grizzlies forward Darrell Arthur said. "I think we've got to just come out and play harder."

Game Notes

Memphis had won three straight over the Bulls, who had lost five in a row at FedEx Forum...The Grizzlies had a four-game home winning streak snapped...The Bulls made a season-high 11 shots from beyond the arc on 23 attempts. In comparison, Memphis went 1-of-7 from three-point range.