Derrick Rose had to sit out the second half due to lower back spasms, but it didn't matter. The Chicago Bulls never trailed, and were up by as many as 30 points before winning 108-87 on Monday night over the New Jersey Nets. The Nets fell to 8-18 on the season with the loss.
Rose managed just four points in his 11 minutes on the court, but Carlos Boozer picked up the slack, not to mention some hot shooting from behind the 3-point arc. Boozer picked up 25 points, six rebounds and five assists. Meanwhlie, Luol Deng, Ronnie Brewer, Kyle Korver and C.J. Watson combined to go 9-for-15 from distance.
Deron Williams led the Nets with 24 points, but also had three turnovers to go with his five assists. As a team New Jersey was just 40.5 percent from the field thanks to a 3-for-17 performance from 3-point range.