Coby White scores 24, Bulls hand Rockets 8th straight loss

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Chicago Bulls' Coby White, second from left, shoots a layup ahead of Houston Rockets' P.J. Tucker (17) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Houston. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)


HOUSTON (AP) — Coby White scored 24 points, and the Chicago Bulls used a big third quarter to pull away for a 120-100 win over the short-handed Houston Rockets. Zach LaVine scored 14 of Chicago’s 46 third-quarter points, finishing with 21, as the Bulls outscored the Rockets by 20 points in the quarter to break open a tight game. Chicago had runs of 15-4 and 12-0 in the period. David Nwaba scored 22 points off the bench to lead Houston, which has lost eight straight. The Rockets had their previous two games postponed because of a winter storm and subsequent utility outages in the Houston area.