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Chicago Bulls Beat Minnesota Timberwolves, Robinson Scores 18

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Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, left, battles for a rebound against Minnesota Timberwolves guard Luke Ridnour during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. The Bulls won 87-80. Noah had 17 points and seven rebounds. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, left, battles for a rebound against Minnesota Timberwolves guard Luke Ridnour during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. The Bulls won 87-80. Noah had 17 points and seven rebounds. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO -- Nate Robinson scored 18 points and the Chicago Bulls beat Minnesota 87-80 on Saturday night, ending the Timberwolves' three-game winning streak.

Robinson played 31 minutes after starting point guard Kirk Hinrich left the game with a right hip strain in the second quarter.

Joakim Noah added 17 points and seven rebounds, and Luol Deng chippd in with 16 points and seven rebounds, as the Bulls (4-2) bounced back from their second home loss in three outings.

Nikola Pekovic led the short-handed Timberwolves (4-2) with 18 points and eight rebounds. Andrei Kirilenko added 11 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Minnesota's three-game streak matched its season high from last season.

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