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Luol Deng always has what Bulls need

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Whatever the Bulls need, Luol Deng seems to provide.

The veteran forward had 21 points and 16 rebounds in Friday night's win over the Celtics. It was his third straight double-double. He had 14 points and two rebounds in Saturday night's win over Toronto.

"What can you say about Luol?" Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau asked. "Every night that guy is on the boards, plays great defense, hits every big basket for you. You can't say enough about him."

Deng also guarded Paul Pierce in Boston, holding him to 13 points on 3-of-12 shooting.

"I really have a lot of respect for Paul," Deng said. "I've watched him a lot. When I'm working on my game I watch a lot of stuff he does. Whenever I play Paul I just try to make it hard for him. The thing that always gets me is his pump fake. We were talking about it. Every game I've played him in my career he has got me on a pump fake. He still gets me every time. He's just a great player."

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