Rain
50°FRainFull Forecast

NBA Capsules: Bulls top Bobcats 93-85

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 12:21 p.m. CST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 19 points and Nate Robinson added 15 as Chicago won for the seventh time in nine games.

Luol Deng returned to the Bulls' lineup after missing five games with a hamstring injury, and scored 12 points in 31 minutes. Chicago won three of five without Deng as his absence was eased by the strong play of Butler, who returned to a reserve role.

Joakim Noah finished with 13 points, 18 rebounds and seven assists for Central Division-leading Chicago.

Kemba Walker and Ben Gordon led the Bobcats with 18 points apeice. Charlotte has lost nine of its last 11 games.

National video

Reader Poll

What’s your favorite part of celebrating the holidays in Newton?
Lighting of the courthouse
Shopping local
Visiting Santa Claus
Holiday tour of homes
4-H Festival of Trees