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Bulls topple short-handed Spurs for 96-86 victory

  • Chicago Bulls' Carlos Boozer (5) shoots as San Antonio Spurs' Boris Diaw (33) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Chicago Bulls' Carlos Boozer (5) shoots as San Antonio Spurs' Boris Diaw (33) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, right, argues a call with official Mark Lindsay during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, right, argues a call with official Mark Lindsay during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Bulls' D.J. Augustin (14) is fouled by San Antonio Spurs' Cory Joseph (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Chicago Bulls' D.J. Augustin (14) is fouled by San Antonio Spurs' Cory Joseph (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

Jimmy Butler had 19 points and Carlos Boozer added 16 points and 12 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls handed the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs their third straight loss, 96-86 on Wednesday night.

D.J. Augustin and Taj Gibson added 15 points each and Joakim Noah had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago.

Tony Parker had 20 points and Tim Duncan had 17 points and 12 rebounds for San Antonio, which hadn't lost back-to-back games until this current skid.

The Spurs were without Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green and Tiago Splitter.

It led to a disjointed and inconsistent offense for San Antonio.