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BULLS EDGE OUT GRIZZLIES, 95-92

Chicago Wins Battle of Bottom Dwellers

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CHICAGO -- Brad Miller had a season-high 32 points and 12 rebounds and A.J. Guyton added a season-high 16 points as the Chicago Bulls rallied for a 95-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in a meeting of the NBA's losingest teams. The Grizzlies (12-31) have the worst record in the Western Conference, 21 games behind the Sacramento Kings, but were still three games better than the Bulls (9-33) entering the game. Chicago is the only team yet to reach 10 wins but inched closer with its third win in 11 games. The Bulls used an 11-3 fourth-quarter run to close within 86-85 before Memphis' Jason Williams nailed a 3-pointer followed by a 1-of-2 free throws by rookie Shane Battier with 4:24 left. Chicago rookie Trent Hassell responded with a 3-pointer and, after two more free throws from Battier, Guyton nailed another to make it 93-92 at 2:17. Ron Artest made a layup 48 seconds later to give the Bulls their first lead since the first quarter. He twice stole the ball from Battier in the final 90 seconds to help seal the win. rtest finished with eight points, nine rebounds and five assists as the Bulls improved to 6-1 against the Grizzlies at the United Center. Rookie Pau Gasol scored 26 points and Williams added 22 for Memphis, which suffered its seventh straight loss.

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