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Associated Press, Published October 19 2012

Bulls win in Timberwolves’ first game without Love

CHICAGO – Carlos Boozer had 24 points and nine rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 92-81 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.

Minnesota (3-2) was playing its first game since Love broke his hand in a training accident, putting him out of action for six to eight weeks.

Minnesota 17 18 24 22 – 81

Chicago 23 27 20 22 – 92

MINNESOTA (81): Kirilenko 5-6 1-1 12, Cunningham 5-11 2-2 12, Stiemsma 4-6 1-1 9, Barea 0-5 2-2 2, Roy 3-8 0-0 6, Amundson 4-6 0-4 8, Budinger 4-8 1-1 10, Conroy 1-3 2-2 4, Williams 2-6 1-2 5, Shved 2-11 3-3 7, Lee 2-4 1-2 6, Harris 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-75 14-20 81.

CHICAGO (92): Deng 4-9 4-6 14, Boozer 10-17 4-6 24, Noah 0-6 2-2 2, Hinrich 1-5 2-2 5, Hamilton 5-13 4-4 15, Mohammed 3-4 0-0 6, Belinelli 0-5 0-0 0, Gibson 4-8 4-4 12, Robinson 3-6 0-0 6, Butler 2-5 2-3 6, Teague 1-1 0-0 2, Jaric 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-79 22-27 92. 3-Point Goals - Minnesota 3-19 (Kirilenko 1-1, Lee 1-2, Budinger 1-3, Conroy 0-1, Roy 0-1, Williams 0-2, Barea 0-3, Shved 0-6), Chicago 4-11 (Deng 2-4, Hamilton 1-3, Hinrich 1-3, Noah 0-1). Fouled Out - None. Rebounds - Minnesota 47 (Stiemsma 7), Chicago 53 (Noah 12). Assists - Minnesota 19 (Amundson, Conroy, Roy 3), Chicago 23 (Hinrich 8). Total Fouls - Minnesota 24, Chicago 20. Technicals - Chicago defensive three second. A - 21,418 (20,917).