In a matchup of two teams that have struggled throughout the first month of the season, the Chicago Bulls coasted to victory over the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 101-78 on Wednesday night.
With the win, the Bulls improved their record to 7-7, while the Mavericks fell to 7-9 on the season. The key to the Bulls' victory was steady production from their bench, which head coach Tom Thibodeau chose to emphasize after a grueling loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.
Overall, the Bulls were the more efficient team, shooting 49.3 percent from the field compared to the Mavericks' abysmal mark of 34.6 percent.
Luol Deng and Joakim Noah led the way for the Bulls once again, scoring 22 and 13 points, respectively. The Mavericks' leading scorer on the night was Shawn Marion (18 points), who was one of just four Dallas players to finish scoring in double figures.
Let’s take a look at how both teams graded out in Wednesday night's matchup.