Derrick Rose scored 23 points in Chicago's seventh straight win, a 98-79 victory over the visiting Washington Wizards on Tuesday night that moved the Bulls into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference.
Luol Deng added 20 points and former Kentucky star Keith Bogans scored 17, his highest total since joining the Bulls. Bogans took all of his 10 shots from behind the three-point arc, hitting a season-high five.
The Bulls (48-18) moved a half-game ahead of the Boston Celtics.
Washington center JaVale McGee had a rare triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 12 blocks, the most by an NBA player since Toronto's Keon Clark had 12 on March 23, 2001.
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Rookie Jordan Crawford led the Wizards with 27 points. Another rookie, ex-UK star John Wall, had 17 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and seven turnovers.
Pacers 119, Knicks 117: Danny Granger's jumper with 0.3 seconds left lifted host Indiana over New York. Indiana passed the ball inbounds with 7.8 seconds left. Granger worked the clock, drove right on Shawne Williams, pulled up and connected on a 17-foot fadeaway.
Granger, who missed Sunday's 106-93 win at New York with strep throat, scored 26 points. Tyler Hansbrough scored a career-high 30 points after setting a career high with 29 Sunday.
Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points and Amare Stoudemire added 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Knicks, who have lost three straight.
Hawks 110, Bucks 85: Joe Johnson scored 36 points — 28 in the first half — and host Atlanta romped to a win over Milwaukee in a makeup game. Johnson made six straight three-pointers on the way to the highest-scoring half by an Atlanta player this season.
Referee sues sportswriter
An NBA referee sued The Associated Press and one of its sportswriters over a Twitter message suggesting he intentionally made a bad call to make up for a previous bad call that went against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
In a federal lawsuit filed Monday in Minneapolis, veteran NBA referee William Spooner claimed AP sportswriter Jon Krawczynski defamed him in the Twitter message, sent while he was covering the Jan. 24 Rockets-Timberwolves game.
Krawczynski, seated courtside, posted a tweet that said, "Ref Bill Spooner told (Minnesota Coach Kurt) Rambis he'd 'get it back' after a bad call. Then he made an even worse call on Rockets. That's NBA officiating folks."