Bulls-Nets: Chicago Thumps New Jersey as Boozer Shines on New Year’s Eve

December 31st, 2010 by Rami Abboud Leave a reply »
The Bulls ended the year 2010 with a solid win early Friday afternoon at the United Center against Brook Lopez and the New Jersey Nets.

New Jersey was trying to force the ball outside early to try to get the ball out of Carlos Boozer's hands.  But Chicago was consistently able to get him established from early on, and he pounded Kris Humphries and Brook Lopez.  The Nets' goal of trying to make the Bulls beat them from the perimeter did not work—Boozer got the position that he needed down on the low-block and dominated the paint.

Derrick Rose did not have a particularly good game from the field, ending 5-of-16, but he made all seven of his free throw attempts (and very arguably could have had more).

Ronnie Brewer put in a solid effort for Chicago and was very aggressive on offense in terms of attacking the rim and taking all that the New Jersey defense gave him. 

Luol Deng is flourishing as a third scorer for the Bulls.  With Boozer and Rose demanding so much attention on the offensive end, Deng has been able to pick his spots and catch the ball and attack or get wide-open jumpers whenever he is give ...

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