Feb 29, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) drives to the basket as Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) defends during the first half at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-US PRESSWIRE
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The Chicago Bulls picked up a league-high 29th victory Wednesday night by defeating the San Antonio Spurs on the road, 96-89. Point guard Derrick Rose led all scorers with 29 points. He was 10-of-23 from the field but did make all eight of his free throws.
The Bulls played a tight first quarter with the Spurs, but they overcame a two-point deficit to enter halftime with a 50-42 lead. The third quarter saw the Spurs battle back by holding the Bulls to just 15 points. San Antonio held a 66-65 lead entering into the fourth quarter as a result. But the Bulls started to pull away with six minutes left in the contest and firmly secured the win with one minute left to play.
The Spurs received a double-double from Tim Duncan with his 18 points and 10 rebounds. Gary Neal was explosive off the bench with his team-high 21 points. Tony Parker finished the game with 11 points, nine assists and six rebounds.
The Bulls (29-8) visit the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night.