The Chicago Bulls disposed of the Dallas Mavericks in an ugly fashion, winning on their home floor 101-78.
The Bulls took a 16-point lead into the half and never looked back. They were spearheaded by a 20-point effort by Luol Deng and a double-double (13 points and 10 boards) from Joakim Noah.
The Mavericks, on the other hand, were inept on offense with O.J. Mayo's shooting running ice cold. They shot 34 percent from the floor, while Mayo could muster only four points on 2-for-9 shooting.
Player of the Game: Luol Deng
The Bulls forward has been picking up the scoring with Derrick Rose out. He grabbed six boards to go along with his 22 points, while only surrendering two turnovers.
Deng will need to have more nights like these for the Bulls to be a Central Division contender when Rose comes back in 2013.
Next Up for Dallas: The Mavericks head home to go for a rebound win against the Pistons.
Next Up for Chicago: The Bulls continue a homestead streak with the Sixers on Saturday night.