Carlos Boozer earned his 14th double-double this season, scoring 16 points and registering 12 rebounds, to help the Chicago Bulls beat the San Antonio Spurs, 96-86. The Bulls put together a very efficient performance, turning it over on only seven possessions while totaling 21 assists. Chicago (23-22) picked up the win after falling to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.
Boozer shot 6-12 from the field. Other key performers for Chicago were D.J. Augustin with 15 points and 5 assists, Joakim Noah with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Mike Dunleavy with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Despite the loss, Tony Parker scored 20 points for San Antonio on 8-17 shooting, including 1-3 from behind the arc. Tim Duncan contributed 17 points and 12 rebounds.
The Bulls posted a sterling assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.00. This year, they are 2-3 when they exceed 2.50 in this metric. Conversely, the Spurs are 2-2 when allowing their opponents to achieve such a stellar ratio.
San Antonio (33-13) has now dropped their last three in a row.
Coming up, the Bulls square off with the New Orleans Pelicans, who are 19-26 on the season. The Spurs match up against the Sacramento Kings, currently sitting at 15-29 this year. The Bulls have a 0-1 record against New Orleans this season. The Spurs have a 1-0 record against Sacramento this season.