Rose, Bulls shut down Rockets

Rose, Bulls shut down Rockets

Derrick Rose finished with 27 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls over the Houston Rockets 98-88 on Monday night.

Chicago covered as 2.5-point home favorites, while the teams played UNDER the 209-point total set by oddsmakers.

Flip Murray added 18 points off the bench for the Bulls, who got 17 points from Kirk Hinrich in the win.

Luis Scola had 22 points and 10 boards for Houston, while Kevin Martin scored 19 points for the Rockets.