Bulls win big, Pistons drop second straight, and other NBA scores from Friday

Jonathan Daniel

Every Central division team was in action Friday, with Chicago headlining the night with a 115-86 thrashing of the Cavaliers.

It's been 10 years since the Bulls last started a season 2-0. They hit that mark after a 115-86 drubbing of the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, their second game without point guard Derrick Rose. Carlos Boozer had 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the victory.

Cleveland defeated Washington, 94-84, in their season opener on Oct. 30, but Chicago held point guard Kyrie Irving to 15 points on 6-for-15 shooting in the win.

The win keeps the Bulls on top of the Central division, one win ahead Milwaukee early in the 2012 NBA season. Milwaukee traveled to Boston and dropped the Celtics, 99-88, behind an efficient 21 points and 13 assists from Brandon Jennings.

The Pacers fell to 1-1 on the year, taking a loss at Charlotte, 90-89. The Bobcats' win broke a 23-game losing streak dating back to last season. Power forward Tyler Hansbrough had 15 points in 17 minutes off the bench for Indiana.

Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince's 18 points weren't enough to keep Detroit from falling to an 0-2 start to the season, as the host Phoenix Suns took a 92-89 win.

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