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NBA: Derrick Rose leads Chicago Bulls to victory over Atlanta Hawks

Chicago Bulls 90 Atlanta Hawks 79

All-star guard Derrick Rose made a winning return to the Chicago Bulls line-up last night, scoring 23 points, six assists and five rebounds in a 90-79 victory over the visiting Atlanta Hawks.

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Rose had missed the Bulls' last five games after suffering back pain, including a 12-point defeat at the hands of the New Jersey Nets.

Last night's win - the 12th in 14 home games - kept the Bulls within touching distance of the Miami Heat for the Eastern Conference lead.

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