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Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Jimmy Butler
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Matthew SchmidtFeatured ColumnistJanuary 29, 2016

Jimmy Butler had 26 points and 10 assists, Pau Gasol posted 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls routed the Los Angeles Lakers, 114-91, at the Staples Center on Thursday night, sending the Lakers to their eighth straight loss.

This game turned into a blowout rather quickly, with the Bulls jumping out to an early 30-12 lead.

Chicago led 32-15 by the end of the first quarter, and it extended its lead to 58-40 at halftime.

The Bulls would actually win every quarter in this contest.

Butler and Gasol were nothing short of terrific, demonstrating remarkable chemistry and working the high-low game masterfully.

Derrick Rose was spectacular, too, scoring 16 points off 7-of-11 shooting and making some highlight-reel passes.

Chicago shot 50 percent as a team.

Jordan Clarkson led Los Angeles with 16 points.

Otherwise, offense was tough to come by for the Lakers, who shot only 37.8 percent.

The Bulls also outrebounded LA, 51-40.

Next up for the Bulls is a road meeting with the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Lakers will take on the very same Clippers on Friday.

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