Without Rose, Bulls Fall To Grizzlies 102-86
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Rudy Gay scored 24 points and Mike Conley added 20 points and eight assists Monday, leading the Memphis Grizzlies past Chicago 102-86 and ending the Bulls’ five-game winning streak.
The Bulls played without leading scorer Derrick Rose, who missed his second game in the last four with a left toe sprain.
Marc Gasol had 19 points and 10 rebounds while Marreese Speights finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds for Memphis, which extended its winning streak to three games. Gay was 11 of 18 from the field while Gasol and Conley both hit nine of their 13 shots.
Luol Deng led the Bulls with 20 points and C.J. Watson finished with 17 points. Taj Gibson had 16 points on 6 of 8 shooting. Carlos Boozer added 13 points and seven rebounds, but was 5 of 12 from the field. The Bulls shot 42 percent to 54 percent for Memphis.
On New Year’s Day, the Bulls defeated the Grizzlies 104-64.
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