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PHOENIX (AP) – Derrick Rose scored 32 points and the Chicago Bulls shot 51 percent to win their fifth road game of the season, handing the Phoenix Suns only their fifth home loss with a 115-104 victory on Friday night.
Rose made 15 of 21 shots, including a 3-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer and an emphatic, two-handed fastbreak dunk that put Chicago ahead 99-91 with 6:12 to play. His off-balance 20-footer sealed the victory with 1:13 to play.
Luol Deng added 23 points, Joakim Noah had 15 and John Salmons and Kirk Hinrich 14 apiece for the Bulls, 5-15 on the road this season and losers in their first two stops on a season-long seven game road trip.
Amare Stoudemire scored 23 and Grant Hill 17 in the Suns’ fifth loss in the last six games.