Chicago vs New Orleans Recap - Bulls Win 97-88

Derrick Rose scored 23 points leading the Bulls to a 97-88 victory over New Orleans at New Orleans Arena on Saturday.

Chicago was a favorite by 3 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 182.5.

Chicago got 17 points from Carlos Boozer and another 14 points from Luol Deng. Derrick Rose contributed 6 assists, while Kurt Thomas cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

New Orleans got 24 points from Marcus Thornton in a losing cause and another 17 points from David West. Chris Paul contributed 6 assists for the Hornets, while Aaron Gray had 6 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed New Orleans were victorious, as the score was 53-42 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Chicago as they grabbed 47 boards, while New Orleans only had 26.

Chicago heads into a battle against the Bobcats. New Orleans, meanwhile, will have their next action against Golden State.