Bulls PF Carlos Boozer finds scoring touch to quiet critics

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

After a big night on Wednesday, Carlos Boozer acknowledged that he hears the criticism about his game and is feeling good about where he's currently at.

Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer dropped 28 points on 11-of-20 shooting from the floor and added 14 rebounds in the team's 112-106 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night, and said afterward that he feels good about his game right now, despite criticism.

Here's what Boozer had to say, according to a report from Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago.com on Thursday, when someone mentioned the fact that he doesn't seem to like talking about himself.

"No, I really don't," Boozer said in the report. "You all do enough talking about me already."

Boozer's game against the Suns was his best of the young season, as he's averaging 13.4 points per game -- shooting 43.9 percent from the field -- and grabbing 8.5 rebounds per game. He said in the article that he thought everything in his game was working on Wednesday.

Head coach Tom Thibodeau agreed in the report, saying he thought Boozer was especially aggressive in Phoenix:

"In the end you basically know where he's going to end up. I thought the last game he started to find some offensive rhythm. I thought he started this game very aggressively, I thought he played well throughout. You know what he's going to give you."

With point guard Derrick Rose still rehabbing from a torn ACL, the Bulls are looking for scoring from all players, which could be further highlighting Boozer's early struggles this season.

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