Rapid Reaction: Bulls 105, Bucks 84

October, 21, 2013
Friedell By Nick Friedell

CHICAGO -- Let's take a quick look at how the Chicago Bulls cruised to an easy 105-84 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night at the United Center.

How it happened: Derrick Rose led the way once again, dominating on the offensive end with 24 points in 27 minutes. Carlos Boozer added 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Luol Deng chipped in with 15 points of his own. The Bulls did pretty much whatever they wanted on either end of the floor.

What it means: This was a good work night for the Bulls. They played with the pace that coach Tom Thibodeau has been looking for, and they ran up and down with Rose leading the way. These are the types of games they should have against inferior teams all year. The key for the Bulls aside from the tempo was the fact they dominated the Bucks on the glass -- outrebounding Milwaukee 52-31.

Hits: Marquis Teague finished with 12 points and looked more comfortable going to the rim.

Misses: Nazr Mohammed fouled out in just 15 minutes. He had eight rebounds and did not score, going 0-for-5 from the field.

Stat of the night: Aside from the rebounding advantage, the Bulls were solid at the line, going 27-for-32 as a team from behind the charity stripe.

What's next: The Bulls take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night in Wichita, Kan.

Nick Friedell | email

Chicago Bulls beat reporter
Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.



Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.


Jimmy Butler
20.2 3.2 1.7 38.9
ReboundsP. Gasol 11.8
AssistsD. Rose 5.0
StealsJ. Butler 1.7
BlocksP. Gasol 2.0