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Butler leads Bulls past Timberwolves, 96-89 (Yahoo Sports)

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Last Updated: 27 February 2015
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CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 27: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls goes for the basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game on February 27, 2015 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Chicago Bulls got a positive update on Derrick Rose, and then used another big night by Jimmy Butler to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 96-89 on Friday. Butler had 28 points and 12 rebounds and Chicago won for the seventh time in its last nine games. Mike Dunleavy made five 3-pointers on his way to 21 points, and Joakim Noah finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists. The Bulls trailed 85-84 before Kirk Hinrich drove inside for a layup with 4:29 remaining, and then Tony Snell made a smart pass to Dunleavy for an open 3 that made it 89-85.


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