Derrick Rose scored 29 points for Chicago on Friday, leading the Bulls to an 88-84 victory over Los Angeles at United Center.
Chicago was an underdog by 1.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 197.5.
Chicago got 14 points from Luol Deng and another 13 points from Kyle Korver. Derrick Rose contributed 9 assists, while Carlos Boozer cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Los Angeles got 23 points from Kobe Bryant in a losing cause and another 21 points from Pau Gasol. Kobe Bryant contributed 7 assists for the Lakers, while Pau Gasol had 8 rebounds.
Chicago led at halftime, 36-32.
Chicago had a 41-40 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Next game, Chicago takes its act home to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head on the road to face New Jersey.