The Chicago Bulls had some serious foul trouble Friday against the Indiana Pacers, having 30 total team fouls.
Derrick Rose was slapped with two of his three fouls in the first two minutes and sat out most of the first quarter. Rose's backup, C.J. Watson, was lighting up the floor with 13 quick points on laser-like shooting, but he also got three quick fouls and ended the game with four.
Bulls big men Omer Asik, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah each had five fouls.
The fouls got Rose out of his groove, as the star point guard had 3-of-9 shooting and six turnovers in just 26 minutes of action.
While the Pacers had 25 fouls in a tightly called game, the Bulls need to cut down on silly mistakes.
The Bulls frontcourt also needs to work on their post presence by contesting shots without accidentally hitting their opponents for a foul.