The Chicago Bulls didn't have too much trouble in a 118-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. With the lead at 28 going into the final quarter, the Bulls were able to pull the foot off the accelerator and allow some reserves to finish things off. We were even treated to our courtesy Brian Scalabrine sighting, which is usually a sign of good news.
It was a strong offensive performance from the Bulls, as all five starters scored in the double-figures through three quarters. The team finished at 54 percent shooting from the field, and that includes the combined 0-for-8 numbers put up by the likes of John Lucas, Kyle Korver and Scalabrine.
Carlos Boozer looked like a star on Tuesday, leading the Bulls with 31 points on 14-for-21 shooting in just 32 minutes. C.J. Watson also proved to be a solid stand-in for the hobbled Derrick Rose, scoring 23 points on 8-for-12 shooting while dishing five assists. Richard Hamilton also looked solid on his first night back, scoring 11 points on 5-for-11 shooting in addition to having a team-leading six assists.
The win bumps Chicago to 13-3 on the season with an unbeaten record at home thus far.
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