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Bulls end Hawks' winning streak

Derrick Rose's career-high 32 points propel Chicago to a 101-98 overtime victory over Atlanta, which had won six in a row.

December 20, 2009

at Chicago 101, Atlanta 98 (OT): Derrick Rose scored a career-high 32 points and the Bulls overcame a season-high 40 points from Joe Johnson to end the Hawks' winning streak at six games.

at Phoenix 121, Washington 95: Steve Nash had 15 points and 15 assists before sitting out the fourth quarter as the Suns, the only NBA team without a home loss, improved to 10-0 in Phoenix.

Utah 110, at Charlotte 102: Deron Williams had 23 points and 10 assists, and Carlos Boozer had 22 points and 11 rebounds as the Jazz bounced back from Friday's blowout loss in Atlanta.

at Orlando 92, Portland 83: Dwight Howard had 12 points, 20 rebounds and four blocks for the Magic, which beat the Trail Blazers for the sixth time in their last seven meetings. Brandon Roy scored 33 for Portland.

Sacramento 96, at Milwaukee 95: Tyreke Evans' reverse layup with 0.9 of a second left won it for the Kings in a game that featured the NBA's top two rookies. Evans outscored the Bucks' Brandon Jennings, 24 to 15.

at Houston 95, Oklahoma City 90: Trevor Ariza scored 31 points for the Rockets, who nearly blew a 17-point third-quarter lead before beating the Thunder for the 13th straight time.

Lakers 103, at New Jersey 84: Kobe Bryant scored 29 points and L.A. got 42 points from its bench.

Clippers 112, at Philadelphia 107 (OT): The Clippers blew a 16-point third-quarter lead and nearly lost on Andre Iguodala's jumper at the end of regulation; the basket was disallowed by the officials, who said he didn't release the shot before time expired.

-- associated press

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