Bulls crush Sixers behind Noah's double-double

The Sports Xchange/Reuters

Posted at Jan 19 2014 01:09 PM | Updated as of Jan 19 2014 09:09 PM

Bulls 103, 76ers 78

Joakim Noah produced 21 points and 16 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls rolled to a 103-78 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

The margin of victory was the largest this season for the Bulls, who led by as many as 36 points. Chicago are now 7-2 this month and have won 10 of their last 14 games.

D.J. Augustin added 19 points and eight assists for the Bulls (19-20) while Philadelphia (13-27) have lost seven of their last eight games.

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Timberwolves 98, Jazz 72

The Minnesota Timberwolves clobbered the Utah Jazz 98-72.

The Wolves limited the Jazz to 23 first-half points, led by 28 before halftime and by as many as 36 after intermission against a Utah team that won by 21 points in Detroit the night before.

The Wolves ended a three-game losing streak and got back within two games of .500 (19-21) after a 27-point night from Nikola Pekovic and an 18-point, 13-rebound game from Kevin Love.

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Rockets 114, Bucks 104

Terrence Jones scored a career-high 36 points with an exceptional shooting performance as the Houston Rockets ran to a 114-104 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jones matched his career high of 25 points in the first half and converted 12 consecutive shots from the field during one stretch.