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CHICAGO (AP) - Nikola Mirotic scored 24, Bobby Portis added a career-high 23 points and the Chicago Bulls blew out Boston 108-85 with Celtics star Kyrie Irving sidelined because of a bruised left quadriceps. Owners of the NBA's worst record, the Bulls built an 18-point lead in the second quarter against the Eastern Conference leaders.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller expressed gratitude for the help and support he received after a knee injury that nearly resulted in an amputation Oct. 29 in New Orleans. Miller has not decided whether he'll try to continue his career after requiring eight surgeries and possibly more in the future.

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Vic Law scored 18 points and Northwestern followed a seven-day layoff with its largest margin of victory in program history, beating Chicago State 96-31. Northwestern (6-4) also established a program record for the fewest points yielded in a half in the shot-clock era as they raced out to a 55-8 lead at halftime.

CHICAGO (AP) - Max Strus had 14 points, Tre'Darius McCallum added 13 and DePaul beat Alabama A&M 83-59. Brandon Cyrus scored 12 and Austin Grandstaff had 11 for the Blue Demons (6-4), who won their fifth straight while keeping the Bulldogs (0-9) winless. DePaul has its longest streak since winning seven straight in the 2012-13 season.

CHICAGO (AP) - Boston Celtics star guard Kyrie Irving is sitting out Monday night's game against the Chicago Bulls because of a bruised left quadriceps. Irving, who is averaging 23.7 points a game, is missing his second game of the season. Bulls leading scorer Lauri Markkanen is also missing Monday's game because of back spasms.

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