NBA: Bulls bounce back

Derrick Rose: On his way to a 30-point haul for the Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls bounced back from 19 points down to secure a 76-74 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.

A fourth-quarter blitz turned the game on its head – with Derrick Rose landing 17 of his 30 points in the final period – before Luol Deng’s lay-up with 3.7 seconds remaining proved decisive.

A stunning 37-point haul from Kobe Bryant – including nine in the final five and a half minutes – provided the platform for the Los Angeles Lakers’ 108-99 win against the Houston Rockets.

Andrew Bynum also impressed with 21 points and 22 rebounds as the Lakers clinched their fourth win in five games.

LaMarcus Aldridge registered 30 points and eight rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers inflicted a second straight defeat on Oklahoma City.

Having recorded five consecutive wins at the start of the season, the Thunder followed up their 100-87 loss against Dallas on Monday, with a 103-93 defeat at the hands of Portland.

The Charlotte Bobcats slipped to a fourth successive defeat, with Kyrie Irving’s 20-point haul guiding the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 115-101 win.

Al Jefferson’s 26 points helped the Utah Jazz to an 85-73 triumph over the Milwaukee Bucks, while Rudy Gay landed 23 points and Sam Young racked up 20 in the Memphis Grizzlies’ 113-96 victory over the Sacramento Kings.