Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) puts up a shot to give the Bulls the lead in the final seconds, as Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol defends during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, in Los Angeles. The Bulls won 88-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) puts up a shot to give the Bulls the lead in the final seconds, as Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol defends during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, in Los Angeles. The Bulls won 88-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Derrick Rose scored 22 points and hit a short go-ahead jumper with 4.8 seconds to play, and the Chicago Bulls rallied from an 11-point deficit in the final four minutes for a 88-87 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

Luol Deng scored 21 points and blocked Kobe Bryant's short shot right before the buzzer as the Bulls hung on for a thrilling finish to both clubs' first-ever Christmas meeting.

Bryant scored 28 points and committed eight turnovers while playing with a torn wrist ligament for the Lakers, who nearly shook off their tumultuous preseason for a surprising win. Instead, Los Angeles was outscored 17-5 in the final 3:36.

 

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