Chicago took a 40-point lead into the fourth quarter, and that's where the margin stood when it was all said and done. The Bulls hardly had to sweat their home opener, thanks largely to a Memphis Grizzlies team that had a terrible night shooting the basketball; Memphis finished 26-84 (.310) from the field.
Jeremy Pargo and Rudy Gay hit 4 of 25 field goal attempts for the Grizzlies, and only two players reached double digits. None scored more than 10. Memphis did not score more than 20 points in any one quarter. Chicago controlled the boards, which made it difficult for Memphis to pick up any second chance opportunities.
The Bulls shot the ball considerably better, led by Carlos Boozer's 7-10 effort. Boozer led the team with 17 points along with Ronnie Brewer. Derrick Rose scored 16 and added six assists.
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