The good news for the New Orleans Hornets is that they were not held to the worst offensive performance in franchise history on Wednesday night against the visiting Chicago Bulls. That would be 65 points, which New Orleans narrowly avoided in a 90-67 loss to the Bulls. Even a coach as intense and demanding as Tom Thibodeau likely won't be able to find fault with his team's performance tonight. Chicago led wire-to-wire and the game was never in jeopardy.
Perhaps the most encouraging thing about the blowout win for Chicago is that star point guard Derrick Rose was able to rest for most of the second half. Rose played 22 minutes, finishing with six points, six assists, and five rebounds. Carlos Boozer scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Bulls in the win. Center Joakim Noah added 13 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
Chris Kaman scored a team-high 17 points for the Hornets.