Taj Gibson said the Chicago Bulls need to get back to last season’s philosophy of putting tough losses behind them and not dropping back-to-back games.

They did just that on Friday night.

Gibson scored 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Bulls beat Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Bobcats 105-75. The win came after a disappointing 19-point loss at home to the Miami Heat on Thursday night.

”We liked the way were able to bounce back after a bad loss,” Gibson said. ”Last year we wouldn’t allow ourselves to lose two straight games. We need that same mindset.”

Now the tough part will be stringing two wins together.

The Bulls travel to Oklahoma City to play the Thunder on Sunday night in a game that figures to be a good measuring stick for the Chicago, which was has lost five of its last eight…

Carlos Boozer had 10 points and 10 rebounds as eight Bulls finished in double figures.

Luol Deng added 14 points, Nate Robinson, Marco Belinelli and Richard Hamilton all had 12, and Joakim Noah finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

– Reported by Steve Reed of the Associated Press