Butler sits with knee soreness while Bulls beat Bucks 100-90

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CHICAGO — Pau Gasol had 12 points, 17 rebounds, 13 assists and five blocked shots, and the banged-up Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 100-90 on Monday night with All-Star Jimmy Butler sidelined by swelling in his left knee.

The Bulls had six players score in double figures in their second straight win after a four-game slide. Derrick Rose scored 22 points, Mike Dunleavy had 18 and E’Twaun Moore finished with 16 points and seven assists.

Butler missed 11 games before he returned for Chicago’s 108-100 victory over Houston on Saturday night. But he had some stiffness in his back on Sunday and then developed some swelling in his knee on Monday, prompting the Bulls to hold him out for their matchup with Milwaukee.