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Butler leads Bulls to 110-90 win over Nuggets

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CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 21 points while rookie Doug McDermott added 16 to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 110-90 rout of the Denver Nuggets in an exhibition game on Monday night.

Kenneth Faried led a balanced Nuggets offense with 19 points. Jusuf Nurkic scored 15 and Timofey Mozgov and Arron Afflalo each added 10 for Denver.

Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson each scored 15 while Nikola Mirotic added 12 for the Bulls.

After trailing early, Denver pushed to a 30-19 lead after one quarter and led by as many as 21 in the second quarter before Chicago launched a 29-4 run to force a 58-58 halftime tie on Tony Snell’s fast-break dunk with six seconds showing.

The Bulls led 83-75 after three quarters and the Nuggets never got closer than eight in the fourth.

 

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