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Rose's Triple-Double Lead Bulls Over Grizzlies


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Derrick Rose returned to Memphis with his first career triple-double, and Luol Deng scored 28 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 96-84 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday.

Rose, coming back to the city where he starred at the University of Memphis, scored 22 points, handed out 12 assists and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Chicago broke a five-game losing streak in Memphis and has won three straight overall. Kyle Korver scored 22 points on 6-of-10 shooting from three-point range.

The Bulls' defense was stifling at times, holding the Grizzlies to 38 percent shooting. Grizzlies leading scorer Rudy Gay, who entered the game averaging 21 points, was held to nine on 1-of-10 shooting.

Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with 21 points and 13 rebounds.

Willie Mays, Willis Reed and Lenny Wilkens were honored by the Memphis Grizzlies on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

The three received the National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Award on Monday morning in Memphis, the city where King was assassinated in April 1968.

Before the game, Mays, Reed and Wilkens answered questions about the civil rights leader's legacy during a fan symposium. They also were being honored with an on-court ceremony just before tip-off.

Wilkens said the award was "a huge honor because Dr. King stirred the conscience of a lot of people many years ago and certainly paved the way for civil rights."

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