In basketball, defense matters just as much as offense. Which is why the Chicago Bulls are still really good even when Derrick Rose is out.
The AP reports:
Carlos Boozer scored 24 points and had 13 rebounds, John Lucas scored 20 points off the bench and the Chicago Bulls beat the Orlando Magic 85-59 on Monday night.
Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau also became the fastest coach in NBA history to earn 100 career victories. The Bulls won for the fifth time in six games.
They also improved to 3-1 over the past four games playing without guard Derrick Rose , who continued to nurse a sore groin.
Dwight Howard had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Magic, who had 19 turnovers.
The Magic have lost three of their last four since posting a three-game win streak. They’ve also now gone six straight quarters without scoring at least 20 points.