NBA Game Summary - Chicago at Charlotte
(Friday, February 10th)
Final Score: Chicago 95, Charlotte 64
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - One can wonder what the score might have looked like if Derrick Rose had suited up.
Even with the reigning league MVP resting his ailing back, the Chicago Bulls made it look easy by posting a 95-64 victory over the woeful Charlotte Bobcats.
Joakim Noah recorded a double-double of 17 points and 14 rebounds for Chicago, which won its fifth straight to improve to 6-2 on a nine-game road trip.
Carlos Boozer totaled 16 points and six boards in the lopsided win.
"I think you have to learn how to play with a lead, you've got to play tough with a lead," said Chicago head coach Tom Thibodeau.
C.J. Watson started in place of Rose and contributed seven points, five assists and four steals.
Derrick Brown was the lone Charlotte player to reach double figures in scoring, finishing with 10.
The Bobcats suffered their 13th consecutive loss, tying the longest losing streak in franchise history -- set January 11-February 1, 2006.
"I don't know what it was. We just weren't in it," said Charlotte head coach Paul Silas.
Kemba Walker scored nine points on 2-of-11 shooting from the floor, while Boris Diaw, Bismack Biyombo and Cory Higgins added eight points apiece.
Luol Deng led all scorers with 10 points in the opening 12 minutes, helping Chicago build a 30-16 lead. John Lucas provided support off the bench during the second quarter as his running jumper put the Bulls up 50-26.
Lucas finished with eight points in the frame, one from which the visitors emerged with a 56-34 cushion.
The Bulls led by as many as 32 in the second half en route to their fourth straight win over the Bobcats.
Omer Asik grabbed 12 rebounds for Chicago, which held the Bobcats to 33 percent shooting for the game...The Bulls scored 27 points off 16 Charlotte turnovers...Biyombo added 10 boards.
02/10 23:22:31 ET