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                    === Bulls recover in OT to beat Suns ===
 
 Phoenix,  AZ (Sports Network) - Carlos Boozer posted 28 points and 14 rebounds
 as  the Chicago Bulls  took a 112-106 win in overtime against the Phoenix Suns
 at US Airways Center.
 
 Joakim Noah had 21 points, 12 rebounds and five assists while Luol Deng posted
 21  points  and five rebounds for  the Bulls, who  bounced back from a loss to
 Boston on Monday. Richard Hamilton had 15 points in the win.
 
 "We  had  some good  things going  tonight," said Boozer.  "We let things slip
 away, but we rallied and it's a solid win we grabbed here tonight."
 
 Luis  Scola scored  24 points and added 14 rebounds and Sebastian Telfair gave
 17  points  for the  Suns, who have  dropped two of  their last three. Michael
 Beasley and Goran Dragic each had 12 points in the loss.
 
 "We  get down  15, 20 points and we  got back in the game," said Telfair. "But
 that  was in  front of our fans. You  go down by that much on the road, that's
 the game."
 
 Following a miss and offensive foul from Phoenix to start overtime, Deng hit a
 turnaround  jumper and,  after a Shannon Brown miss, Boozer was fouled shortly
 after grabbing an offensive board and hit both for a 104-100 lead with 3:03 to
 play.
 
 Hamilton then hit a jumper after a turnover and Beasley then made one from the
 line.  Hamilton,  though, hit  a jumper  and, following  a Dragic miss, Noah's
 driving layup with 1:23 to play made it a nine-point game.
 
 Phoenix then got the next five points, but Noah's jumper with 29.5 to play put
 the game away.
 
 Chicago held a six-point lead entering the third quarter and extended it to 11
 after Boozer hit a pair of free throws for a 67-56 lead with under six minutes
 to play.
 
 After  Markieff Morris was fouled on a layup and hit a free throw to make it a
 69-61  game, the  Bulls took over by scoring  the next 10 points, and it was a
 79-61 contest after Boozer's basket with three minutes left in the third.
 
 Phoenix  scored the next six points and the teams exchanged a basket each, and
 Nate Robinson drove for a layup and an 83-69 lead going into the final frame.
 
 Phoenix, though, didn't give in and came roaring back in the fourth quarter as
 Chicago went cold.
 
 A 7-0 run followed a bit later by consecutive Suns layups saw it become a one-
 point game as Brown's layup made it a 91-90 contest.
 
 After  Noah hit  a jumper, Telfair buried  a 3-pointer from the left side with
 3:02 to play.
 
 After  trading baskets, Chicago got the next four points, but Brown was fouled
 on a layup and put in the free throw with 52.1 seconds left.
 
 Following  misses at either end, Hamilton was fouled with 17 seconds left, but
 he  made  just one  and P.J. Tucker  tied the  game with a  hook shot with 9.4
 seconds  left to  send the game to overtime as Hamilton's last-second shot was
 blocked by Brown.
 
 Chicago  led  by two points  after one quarter, 29-27,  and extended it to six
 points in the second as the team took a 57-51 lead into the break.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Chicago  continues its  five-game  road trip  in LA  on  Saturday against  the
 Clippers ... Phoenix plays next in LA on Friday against the Lakers ... Chicago
 has  won  four straight  and seven of  eight over Phoenix  ... Chicago shot 50
 percent while Phoenix made 40 percent of its shots.
 
 
 11/15 01:46:32 ET