Bulls Vs. Bobcats: Chicago Wipes Out Bobcats, 95-64

The Bulls romped in Charlotte minus Derrick Rose.

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Chicago Bulls Break NBA Record Again, Continue Their Historic Streak Of Road Dominance

The Chicago Bulls haven't just been beating teams on the road recently, they have been destroying them. In just the past week during their nine-game road trip, the Bulls (23-6) have beaten the Milwaukee Bucks by 23, the New Jersey Nets by 21, the New Orleans Hornets by 23 and the Charlotte Bobcats by 31 points. As it turns out, road dominance of that caliber in the NBA has never been seen before.

Elias Sports Bureau points out the the Bulls are the first team in NBA history to win four straight games on the road, all by 20 or more points. In fact, no other NBA team has even accomplish that feat for three games in a row, meaning the Bulls broke their own record with their blowout win over the Bobcats on Friday night.

The defensive prowess of Bulls is not exactly a secret around the NBA. Tom Thibodeau has his team playing with the third highest defensive efficiency in the NBA for the season-to-date, and the unit forces opponents to take the highest percentage of long two-point attempts out of any defense in the league. Futhermore, Elias also points out that the Bulls are the first team to hold opponents under 70 points at least six times in a season since 2003-04, when Ben Wallace and the Detroit Pistons did so 11 times and Tim Duncan's San Antonio Spurs did so six times.

As a nod to the tenacity and dominance of the Bulls' defense, the NBA has made Chicago the focus of their most recent BIG promo. Here's the text of the ad in its entirety, and the video clip is embedded below:

Thank you for calling the Chicago Police Department. If your basketball has been stolen, please press one. If your offense has been dismantled, please press two. If your entire game plan has been ripped to shreds in front of 20,917 eyewitnesses, please press three. Please be patient we are currently processing multiple claims from [nearly every city pops up on the screen simultaneously]. As you can see, the problem has become rather BIG.

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Bulls Vs. Bobcats Recap: Bulls Crush Bobcats By 30

If the Chicago Bulls put up many more games like this, head coach Tom Thibodeau may consider sitting reigning MVP Derrick Rose much more often. The Bulls annihilated the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night 95-64 without Rose, who was given the night off as he continues to deal with a myriad of nagging injuries, including back spasms and turf toe.

The Bulls held the Bobcats to 33% shooting as a team including 12% from three, which was more than enough for their offense, which was led by center Joakim Noah, who put up 17 points on 7-9 shooting to go along with 14 rebounds. Carlos Boozer was right behind his frontcourt partner with 16 points, which came on 8-19 shooting, and six rebounds.

In Rose's absence, the duo of C.J. Watson and John Lucas combined for 18 points on 7-15 shooting, seven assists and six rebounds. The two also locked down the Bobcats backcourt, which was without starters D.J. Augustin and Gerald Henderson, most notably with Watson securing four steals.

The Bulls will take Saturday off as they travel north along the East Coast to meet the Boston Celtics on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. CST.

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Bulls Vs. Bobcats Score Update: Chicago In Control After 3 Quarters, Up 79-51

The Chicago Bulls continued to roll over the Charlotte Bobcats in the third quarter, expanding a 22-point halftime lead to 28 points in the process. Joakim Noah leads the Bulls with 17 points and 14 rebounds, while Carlos Boozer has scored 16. Luol Deng also is in double figures with 12, and C.J. Watson -- who started in place of Derrick Rose -- has five assists and zero turnovers.

Related: VIDEO: Derrick Rose Suffers Back Injury Vs. Nets, Considered Day-To-Day

Rookie guard Kemba Walker leads Charlotte with nine points, but he is just 2-11 from the field, which is pretty indicative of how the night has gone at the offensive end for the Bobcats.

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Bulls Vs. Bobcats Score Update: Chicago Takes Commanding 56-34 Lead Into Halftime

The Chicago Bulls built on a 14-point first quarter lead and appear to be en route to an easy win over the Charlotte Bobcats even without Derrick Rose in the lineup. Luol Deng and Joakim Noah are in double figures for the Bulls with 10 points apiece, while C.J. Watson -- who started in place of Rose -- has five points and a pair of assists.

Chicago shot 49% overall and 50% from three-point range in the first half.

Related: VIDEO: Derrick Rose Suffers Back Injury Vs. Nets, Considered Day-To-Day

The Bobcats hit just a third of their field goal attempts in the half and no Charlotte player is in double figures.

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Bulls Vs. Bobcats: Chicago Leads 30-16 After 1st Quarter

The Chicago Bulls are without point guard Derrick Rose Friday night, but so far they haven't had much trouble with the Charlotte Bobcats and lead 30-16 after 12 minutes of play.

Related: Bulls at Charlotte Bobcats: Game Preview #29

Starting in place of Rose, C.J. Watson scored five points on 2-6 shooting in the opening quarter. All-Star Luol Deng leads the Bulls with 10 points, while Carlos Boozer has six points and three rebounds. The Bulls are shooting 52% from the field.

Reggie Williams leads the way for Charlotte with six points, while Boris Diaw added four points and two rebounds. Charlotte is shooting under 32% to go with four turnovers.

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Derrick Rose Injury: Point Guard Will Miss Friday's Game Against Charlotte

The Chicago Bulls have made the decision to rest Derrick Rose during Friday night's game against the 3-22 Charlotte Bobcats. C.J. Watson will get the start in Rose's place.

Related: VIDEO: Derrick Rose Suffers Back Injury Vs. Nets, Considered Day-To-Day

Rose missed the second half of Chicago's game in New Jersey on Monday night with back spasms, but he was able to play against New Orleans on Wednesday night, though he was limited to about 22 minutes of playing time. The Bulls had no trouble winning either of those two games.

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Bulls Vs. Bobcats Preview: Derrick Rose Expected To Play Against Charlotte

The Bulls expect to have the reigning MVP playing on Friday night as they take on the 3-22 Charlotte Bobcats.

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