Recap - Bulls Defeat New Orleans 85-77
The Bulls grabbed an 85-77 win over the Hornets on Monday, behind a 24-point effort from Derrick Rose at United Center.
Chicago did not, however, defeat the Hornets against the spread, which closed at 10 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 180.5.
Chicago got 19 points from Carlos Boozer and another 10 points from Luol Deng. Derrick Rose contributed 9 assists, while Joakim Noah cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
New Orleans got 23 points from Jarrett Jack in a losing cause and another 17 points from Marco Belinelli. David West contributed 3 assists for the Hornets, while David West had 11 rebounds.
The rebound battle favored Chicago as they grabbed 46 boards, while New Orleans only had 41.
Chicago heads into a battle against the Bobcats. New Orleans, meanwhile, will have their next action against Dallas.