Recap - Bulls Defeat Houston 111-87
The battle between the Bulls and Rockets didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Houston was handed a 111-87 defeat on Thursday at United Center.
Chicago won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 193.5.
Mike Dunleavy had 21 points for Chicago and Kirk Hinrich chipped in with 19 points. Joakim Noah had 9 assists for the Bulls, while Joakim Noah was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.
Houston got 21 points from Jeremy Lin in a losing cause and another 12 points from Dwight Howard. Patrick Beverley contributed 3 assists for the Rockets, while Dwight Howard had 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Chicago were victorious, as the score was 50-42 at the break.
Houston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 49-39.
Next game, Chicago takes its act home to face Sacramento looking for another win. For Houston, they head on the road to face Miami.