Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Luol Deng gave Chicago a third offensive threat, scoring 24 points to go along with five rebounds, as Chicago pulled away from Minnesota, 90-77, at the United Center.
With Joakim Noah out for the foreseeable future after surgery, the Bulls have relied on Carlos Boozer and Derrick Rose for their offensive punch. They received a big boost from Deng and the customary from the other two stars, as Boozer scored 24 points with nine boards and Rose added 18 points and 12 assists to just two turnovers. Chicago has won four of five overall.
John Salmons scored 18 points and Luc Mbah a Moute added 12 points for the Bucks, who have dropped two straight games and five of their last seven.