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Bulls win despite Kemba's 47-point effort (1:26)
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Holiday's dunk fuels Bulls' win (0:15)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite 47 points from Kemba Walker, Bulls pull out a 123-120 win over the Charlotte Hornets. Best game of Kris Dunn's brief Bulls career. He finishes with 22 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Bulls pick up their third win of the season.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Dunn having a nice game for the Bulls. Shooting with more confidence — 7/13 from the field — for 16 points. The Bulls' future changes if Dunn can start knocking down a jumper more consistently.

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Rockets, Celtics, Towns' marijuana stance, sliding Clippers

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Nick Friedell talk Rockets and Celtics (4:55), Towns' marijuana advocacy (28:45), the sliding Clippers (41:15), a Portis-Mirotic update (49:05) and Jody Avirgan on the 30 for 30 podcast Hoodies Up (1:02:35). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Andrew Han take questions (1:21:20).

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Should be pointed out that Dion Sims, Danny Trevathan and Bryce Callahan have not practiced in weeks, yet Bears still list them all as questionable to play Sunday vs. Detroit.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears guard Kyle Long (fingers, shoulder, ankle) does not appear on the final injury report.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears final injury report: QUESTIONABLE -- TE Dion Sims (illness), CB Bryce Callahan (knee), ILB Danny Trevathan (calf), S DeAndre Houston-Carson (illness) and OL Tom Compton (ankle).

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Tarik Cohen among top 25 NFL 'prospects'

"The Human Joystick" has already done some impossible things in his first few games. More importantly, he has managed to make John Fox's offense a little fun to watch.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

#23 Northwestern hosts Minnesota Sat. & seeks its first 6-game win streak since 1996 & 3rd since ‘62. Its longest win streak was 9 games in ‘95. If the Wildcats beat the Gophers, they'd have 6 straight Big Ten wins in a season for the 3rd time (1936 & ‘95).

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FPI: Buckeyes overwhelming favorites vs. Illini

Ohio State has won eight straight and 11 of the last 12 meetings between these schools. Illinois' last win in the series came in 2007, when the unranked Illini stunned the No. 1-ranked Buckeyes in Columbus. ESPN's FPI feels good about OSU's chances at home on Saturday.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"It's exciting to be back out there with the team, help them out. I'm excited to get back out there. It's unfortunate, but things happen in football, something I couldn't prevent. But I'm feeling better and I'm going to be out there Sunday.” -- Bears special teams ace Sherrick McManis on returning from a hamstring injury.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"He qualifies as one of the top quarterbacks in the league, and I say that because there's really no one way to play him. When you become a great quarterback, it's because there is no one way to play you. He's good against pressure. He's good against 3-man rush. He's good against different types of coverages. So you just have to mix it up with him. Obviously, a good pass rush always goes a long way in helping play against any quarterback. But you've got to be able to mix up what you're doing against him because he's good enough now. He has played in this offense now for a couple years. He has got a good grasp of it, so he's got a good feel of where to go, and he's got the arm talent and accuracy to go with it." -- Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.