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            === Bulls try for five wins in a row, host Charlotte ===
 
 (SportsNetwork.com)  -  The  Chicago  Bulls  will  try  for  five  consecutive
 victories  on Monday  night when they host the Charlotte Bobcats at the United
 Center.
 
 The  Bulls knocked  the  Indiana Pacers  from  the ranks  of  the unbeaten  on
 Saturday night when they prevailed, 110-94 in Chicago.
 
 "We beat a very good team that is playing very well. They had momentum, a good
 winning  streak," said Bulls forward Luol Deng. "I thought we played well down
 there  except the last eight minutes. We were disappointed in that. Tonight, I
 felt  we played the  whole game. We're better as a team than we were the first
 time we played them. So we've just got to keep working."
 
 The  Pacers creamed  the Bulls, 97-80 in  Indianapolis on Nov. 6. That was the
 last time Chicago lost.
 
 On  Saturday, Deng led the way with 23 points and seven rebounds. Derrick Rose
 returned  from a  one-game absence due to  a leg injury and went 6-for-11 from
 long range for 20 points.
 
 Taj  Gibson,  Carlos Boozer, Kirk Hinrich,  Jimmy Butler and Mike Dunleavy all
 scored  in double figures as Chicago shot 50.6 percent from the field and held
 the Pacers to 40 percent shooting.
 
 The  Bulls  begin their circus  road trip on Thursday  in Denver. They will be
 gone until Dec. 2.
 
 The  Bobcats  had a two-game winning  streak snapped on Saturday when the two-
 time  defending  champion Miami Heat  came to Charlotte  and won 97-81. The 81
 points was a season-low for the Bobcats.
 
 "We struggled scoring the ball," said forward Jeff Taylor. "We missed a lot of
 shots  that we  are very capable of  making. We got shots, they just didn't go
 down for us."
 
 The  Bobcats had  two quarters under 20  points and shot 34.9 percent from the
 field. Charlotte only shot 29.6 from long range.
 
 Kemba  Walker led  the way with 22  points, followed by 14 from Taylor. Gerald
 Henderson  scored 13  points and grabbed seven rebounds. Ramon Session chipped
 in 11 off the bench.
 
 The  Charlotte  starting frontcourt  of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Josh McRoberts
 and Bismack Biyombo, combined for 18 points.
 
 The  Bulls  took two of three  from the Bobcats  last season and are 12-4 over
 their last 16 against Charlotte in the Windy City.
 
 11/18 10:39:55 ET