Bulls squander double-digit lead but recover to edge Hawks and stretch win streak to three
Chicago's Jimmy Butler leads all scorers with 33 points. AP

JIMMY Butler scored 33 points including two three throws with two seconds left as the Bulls edged the Atlanta Hawks, 106-104, on Saturday in Chicago (Sunday, Manila time).

The Bulls wasted a 10-point lead and had to fight back from 10 points down.

Chicago made it three straight wins, notching its 37th win in 76 games.

Rajon Rondo had a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds, while backup guard Denzel Valentine scored 13.

Paul Zipser added 10 points.

The Hawks saw their win streak end at two, suffering their eighth loss in the last 10 games.

Dennis Schroder scored 29 and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 20 points.

Dwight Howard had 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Ersan Ilyasova also scored 13 for Atlanta, which absorbed its 37th loss in 76 games.

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