CHICAGO (AP) — Luol Deng scored 19 points, Carlos Boozer added 18 and the Chicago Bulls snapped a two-game skid with a 97-73 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night.
Deng added 11 rebounds and Joakim Noah had 14 points and Derrick Rose 12 for the Bulls (2-3).
Gordon Hayward scored 15 points for the Jazz (0-6), who are off to their worst start since they were in New Orleans in 1974-75, when they lost their first 11 games.
The Bulls dominated in the paint, scoring 56 points to 22 for Utah. Overall, Chicago outshot Utah 52.8 percent to 29.8 percent.
Chicago built its biggest lead of the first half at 38-22 with 8:10 left in the second quarter and never looked back. The Bulls took their biggest lead, 89-60, with 8:39 left in the game.