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                === Butler, Boozer lead Bulls over Grizzlies ===
 
 Memphis,  TN  (SportsNetwork.com) - Jimmy  Butler had 26 points, Carlos Boozer
 scored  21  with 10 rebounds and  the Chicago Bulls beat the Memphis Grizzlies
 95-91 on Monday.
 
 "I  sat down with a few of the vets, and they just talked to me and told me to
 play  my game  and have fun. When  you have fun, everything else takes care of
 itself," Butler said.
 
 The  Bulls snapped  a three-game losing streak  in the series and won for only
 the second time in their last nine games in Memphis.
 
 D.J.  Augustin added 10  points off the bench for Chicago, which has won three
 of four, and Joakim Noah scored eight with 10 rebounds.
 
 Mike  Conley matched Butler with 26 points and James Johnson scored 13 off the
 bench  for Memphis, which  had won three of four coming in on the heels of its
 season-long five-game losing streak.
 
 "They  bottled  us up,  especially with  their size,"  Memphis head coach Dave
 Joerger said.
 
 The  Bulls  trailed 22-17  going into  the second quarter  and were down 28-20
 before  a 14-4  run gave them the lead.  They scored seven in a row to end the
 surge, the last four from Taj Gibson on a layup and a dunk that made it 34-32.
 
 Chicago's  lead  was 46-44 at halftime  and 50-46 three minutes into the third
 quarter  before a 16-2 run created some cushion. Butler hit consecutive 3s and
 scored eight straight points during the burst, which made it 66-48.
 
 Memphis  clawed within 71-64 going into the fourth quarter and was as close as
 one when Augustin hit a 3 to stretch Chicago's lead to four.
 
 Later,  a  Kirk Hinrich  3 pushed  it to  10 with  3 1/2  minutes left and the
 Grizzlies never got closer than the final margin.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Gibson  had nine  points ...  The Bulls  start a  four-game homestand  Tuesday
 against Toronto ... Memphis opens a three-game road trip Thursday at Phoenix.
 
 
 12/31 03:01:18 ET