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Butler scores 21 and McDermott adds 16 as Bulls rout Nuggets 110-90

  • Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21) dunks in front of Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) during the second half of a pre-season NBA basketball game in Chicago, on Monday Oct. 13, 2014. The Bulls won the game 110-90. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

    Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21) dunks in front of Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) during the second half of a pre-season NBA basketball game in Chicago, on Monday Oct. 13, 2014. The Bulls won the game 110-90. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol (16) blocks the shot of Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (8) as Chicago Bulls forward Doug McDermott (3) defends during the first half of a pre-season NBA basketball game in Chicago, on Monday Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

    Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol (16) blocks the shot of Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (8) as Chicago Bulls forward Doug McDermott (3) defends during the first half of a pre-season NBA basketball game in Chicago, on Monday Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Bulls forward Tony Snell (20) guards Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson (3) as Lawson makes a pass during the first half of a pre-season NBA basketball game in Chicago, on Monday Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

    Chicago Bulls forward Tony Snell (20) guards Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson (3) as Lawson makes a pass during the first half of a pre-season NBA basketball game in Chicago, on Monday Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)  (The Associated Press)

Jimmy Butler scored 21 points while rookie Doug McDermott added 16 to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 110-90 rout of the Denver Nuggets in an exhibition game on Monday night.

Kenneth Faried led a balanced Nuggets offense with 19 points. Jusuf Nurkic scored 15 and Timofey Mozgov and Arron Afflalo each added 10 for Denver (1-3).

Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson each scored 15 while Nikola Mirotic added 12 for the Bulls (2-2).

After trailing early, Denver pushed to a 30-19 lead after one quarter and led by as many as 21 in the second quarter before Chicago launched a 29-4 run to force a 58-58 halftime tie on Tony Snell's fast-break dunk with six seconds showing.

The Bulls led 83-75 after three quarters and the Nuggets never got closer than eight in the fourth.