The Chicago Bulls defensively smoothered the Detroit Pistons on Monday at the United Center en route to a 92-68 victory. Detroit shot under 40 percent from the floor (28-of-71) and turned the ball over 18 points (compared to 10 turnovers for Chicago). The Bulls received stellar efforts from Derrick Rose and Carlos Boozer in the victory, which moves the team to 8-2.
Boozer finished with a team-high 23 points and eight rebounds on 9-of-13 shooting. Rose finished 8-of-16 from the floor for 22 points. Guard Ronnie Brewer, filling in for the injured Rip Hamilton, was Chicago's only other scorer in double-figures. Brewer scored 12 on 6-of-9 shooting.
Four Pistons scorers reached double-figures, led by Greg Monroe. Monroe finished with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds and six assists. Rookie point guard Brandon Knight scored 13 for Detroit in the loss.
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