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Bulls without Boozer still too much for injury-riddled Lakers in 92-86 win, Nash injured again

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    Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Nash, left, shoots over Chicago Bulls' Kirk Hinrich during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake, left, loses control of the ball as Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Lakers' Chris Kaman, top, scoots over Chicago Bulls' Nazr Mohammed during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (The Associated Press)

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    Chicago Bulls' D.J. Augustin, right, shoots over Los Angeles Lakers' Kendall Marshall during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) (The Associated Press)

Kirk Hinrich scored 19 points, Joakim Noah had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls held off the stubborn Los Angeles Lakers 92-86 on Sunday after nearly blowing a 19-point lead.

Taj Gibson added 18 points for the Bulls, who never trailed against an injury-ravaged Lakers squad missing Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Jordan Farmar, Nick Young, Jodie Meeks and Xavier Henry.

Gasol, who had a season-high 19 rebounds the previous time the teams met, missed his fourth straight game because of a groin strain.

Center Chris Kaman scored a season-high 27 points off the bench for the Lakers.