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CHICAGO -- Luol Deng and the Chicago Bulls found a way to win, so this ugly game looked just fine to them. [url=http://www.brown Antworten

CHICAGO -- Luol Deng and the Chicago Bulls found a way to win, so this ugly game looked just fine to them. Denzel Ward Womens Jersey . Deng scored 21 points and the Bulls overcame a rough shooting night to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 86-81 on Monday for their fifth straight victory. "As I told our guys, it got choppy, particularly in the second quarter, and they do that to you. Theyre very good defensively," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "I thought in the second half we did a better job of getting the ball to the second side, which you have to do." Carlos Boozer had 12 points and 17 rebounds for Chicago, which is on its longest winning streak since taking eight in a row from Feb. 20-March 7, 2012. Jimmy Butler had 14 points and Derrick Rose finished with 12. Dengs 3-pointer with 27.1 seconds remaining gave the Bulls an 85-81 lead. Gerald Henderson then missed for the Bobcats, and Rose had a free throw to help Chicago wrap it up. The Bulls went 26 for 31 at the foul line, compared to 8 for 16 for the Bobcats. "We fought hard. Obviously, the difference in the game was the difference in free throws," Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said. "You come here and theyre a great team, theyre well prepared. You cant get outscored by 18 at the free-throw line. Thats the game in a nutshell." Rose, who hit a career-high six 3-pointers in the Bulls 110-94 win Saturday over Indiana, went 4 for 13 from the field. The Bulls shot 27 of 75 (36 per cent) overall. "Well take it," said Rose, who played 31 minutes in his second game back after missing Chicagos win at Toronto on Friday with a sore right hamstring. Butler missed part of the game with a right toe injury but came back with 6:35 left in the fourth. Charlotte was looking for its fourth consecutive road victory and third in four games overall, but it was unable to take advantage of the Bulls poor shooting. Once again, the Bobcats struggled from the floor despite a strong effort in the paint. The Bobcats were shooting a league-worst 40.2 per cent from the field coming into the day, and they were 28th from 3-point range at 29.3 per cent. On Monday, they shot 36.3 per cent despite outscoring the Bulls 38-28 in the paint. "We played hard the whole game," said Henderson, who made two free throws with 51.3 seconds left to cut the Bulls lead to one. "We came out a little sluggish. We played them hard. We just didnt come up with the plays at the end of the game, defensively." Jeffery Taylor led Charlotte with a career-high 20 points and Henderson had 16 in a game that featured two of the leagues top defensive teams. Entering Monday, the Bulls were third in opponents scoring at 90.0 points per game, while the Bobcats were fourth at 93.6. "Theyre great defensively," Thibodeau said. "Steves a hell of a coach. Hes doing an unbelievable job. Im happy for him that hes finally gotten an opportunity and the job that hes doing." That defence helped Charlotte stay in the game without one of its best scorers. Bobcats centre Al Jefferson missed his third consecutive game with a bone bruise in his right ankle. Clifford said he hopes Jefferson can play Wednesday against Brooklyn, but he will more likely play Friday against Phoenix. Jefferson, who signed a three-year, $40.5 million contract with the Bobcats in July, has played in three of Charlottes 11 games and is averaging 15 points and 8.7 rebounds. Without him, Charlotte had a chance to win in the final minutes in Chicago, but couldnt find a way past the Bulls. "It was a long summer. We havent played in a while, all together. I think were starting to get a rhythm," Deng said. "Our offence, it still can get a lot better." NOTES: It was the Bulls last home game before they host New Orleans on Dec. 2. Their next six are away from Chicago as they go on their annual circus trip. ... Clifford and Thibodeau were on the New York Knicks coaching staff from 2001-2003 and in Houston from 2003-2007. ... Charlotte plays five of its next six at home. ... Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, former Houston Rockets centre Yao Ming, Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen and NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver were in attendance. Odell Beckham Jr Jersey . The appointment of Boullier continues the behind-the-scenes restructuring at McLaren, who recently brought back former team principal Ron Dennis as its new chief executive. Austin Seibert Womens Jersey .S. Olympic hockey management team have been making what he called "ghost rosters" since August. .com) - Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau has been selected as the NHLs Rookie of the Month for December, the league announced Friday.Sky Sports presenter Alex Payne provides his predictions for Saturdays Autumn Internationals. Alex has run his eye across Sky Bets markets and has picked out plenty of selections from the try scorer and result markets, adding some interest for those fancying a wager.Heres what he is expecting this weekend... England v South Africa (Twickenham, 2.30pm, live on Sky Sports 1HD) England vs South Africa November 12, 2016, 2:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass The history and form tell two very different stories coming into the first match of the Old Mutual Wealth series. England have not beaten the Boks in a decade (with 11 losses and a draw in that time) but have won their last ten internationals on the trot, nine of which coming under Eddie Jones, stretching back to the final game of the 2015 World Cup. However, whilst the Boks have dominated this recent head-to-head, they have managed only one win in their last six, and were pretty lucky to scrape a draw against the make-shift Barbarians last weekend.The problems for South Africa stretch far beyond those wearing the shirt and although they will be fired up, Jones should have his men too well prepared to be troubled. The head coach does have injury problems, but will expect those chosen to grab their chance. England to take it by more than 13 at 11/8 with Sky Bet.Electric Englishman Could Jamie George come on and score for England? Englands wingers have scored 23 tries in their last 20 tests which gives you a pretty good shot at Jonny May or Marland Yarde (both 9/4). But Im going for Elliot Daly; he has been chomping at the bit for this opportunity, I think his pace could cause huge problems in the 13 channel - he is 3/1 to score on his first start. For longer odds, consider Jamie George. Englands replacement hooker is the top try scorer in the Premiership this season with five in eight - all of them have come in the second half, and I fancy him to score the last try at 20/1.South Africa striker South Africa flanker Willem Alberts The Boks have scored one try in their last three tests and looked very blunt last weekend against the Babaas. No visitors try is worth covering at 3/1 but their biggest threat is their power game - Willem Alberts brings plenty of that, and has scored three tries in four games against England. He is 9/1 anytime.Wales v Argentina (Principality Stadium, 5.30pm)Wales have won four of the last five between these two but come into the game off the back of a mauling against the Wallabies and a heavy three-test loss to the All Blacks in the summer. Argentina registered just the one win in the Rugby Championship, but did play some great rugby - most notably against New Zealand in Dunedin. Last week, they warmed up with an easy win over Japan.Sam Warburton, Alun Wyn Jones and Liam Williams are back in red, but are short of game time of late. Although they will have Wales fired up, I think there is more woe to come. Argentina have squad depth and continuity in selection and I think theyll squeeze home by 1-5 at 5/1.Welsh wonder Gareth Davies in action for Wales Gareth Davies has seven tries in 14 tests and always threatens the line. Given the nine shirt in the absence of Rhys Webb, he worth backing to grab a try.Puma powerFacundo Isa has been superb for the Pumas this year, and has scored against Australia and New Zealand recently. Austin Seibert Browns Jersey. . My bold call for this weekend is for the No 8 to score the first try at 22/1 with Sky Bet.Scotland v Australia (Murrayfield, 2.30pm)There has been plenty of talk from Scotland about using the pain of last years World Cup quarter-final loss as motivation this weekend. But the more significant talking point is the inexperience on either side of the front row - Allan Dell is making his debut, Zander Fagerson is winning his second cap.The Wallabies had a big injection of confidence in Cardiff, and if they get the nudge up front, they should have too many options in attack at Murrayfield. The last four have been very close - two wins apiece settled by an average of less than three points - but with clear conditions forecast, I think Australia should ease home by 11-15 at 4-1.Scottish scorcher Scotlands Stuart Hogg (top) is pushing for a Lions place In a Lions season, these are the games to catch the eye. Stuart Hogg has made no secret of his desperation to be on the plane to New Zealand; he is probably the form No 15 at the moment and is worth backing as an anytime try scorer.Awesome Australian Will Genia has been standout performer for the Wallabies this season Will Genia has been standout performer for the Wallabies this season, and returns to the starting line-up this weekend after club commitments in France. The scrum-half is a good bet snipe in for a try.Ireland v Canada (Aviva Stadium, 7.15pm, live on Sky Sports 3HD) Ireland vs Canada November 12, 2016, 7:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Joe Schmidts Ireland are all change from the heroes of Chicago, but dont expect a drop off in performance. After their first win over the All Blacks, the Aviva will be absolutely bouncing and I expect the men in green to register a comfortable win. Canada are not a side ready to claim the scalp of a tier one team - their last win over a major nation came against Scotland in 2002. Ireland put 50 on them in the Rugby World Cup a year ago, and I expect them to break the half century again, beating Sky Bets 38-point handicap at 10/11.Irish inspirationThe time has finally come for Garry Ringrose to make his international debut. There has been a lot of hype around the young Irishman, and he is worth backing to fan those flames with a debut try.Canadian candidate Will DTH van der Merwe get a chance to show his pace? DTH van der Merwe. Chances may be few and far between for Canada, but if they are on offer van der Merwe will snaffle them. Remarkably hes scored six tries in his last five tests (including one against Ireland last year) and is definitely worth a nod at a decent price. Get a Day Pass Watch the Autumn Internationals with a Day Pass from NOW TV, £6.99 - no contract Also See: England v SA: Key battles Jones: England must be smart Strauss shrugs off Jones jibes Follow @SkySportsRugby ' ' '

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