The Bulls hadn’t lost three in a row all year before tonight, and they still haven’t. They broke a two-game losing streak by defeating the Utah Jazz 91-86, improving their season record to 35-16.
Derrick Rose led the Bulls with 29 points and Carlos Boozer, returning along with other former Jazz Kyle Korver and Ronnie Brewer to Salt Lake City, had 14. The Bulls, though, did get out-rebounded by the Jazz 48-41. But it was three key steals, by Rose, Boozer and Brewer, all in the last minute of the game, that helped the Bulls ice the win, and Rose sank two free throws for the game’s final points.
In a strange occurrence for Chicago-area TV viewers of the game, the CSN+ broadcast kept cutting in and out; audio and video both went out on several occasions. At times, CSN switched to the FSN Utah feed of the game with different graphics and announcers.
The Bulls have two days off before facing the Hornets in New Orleans on Saturday night.