Carlos Boozer played 28 minutes against the Heat on Sunday with nine points, four boards, two assists and one steal.
The Scoop:It's not even debatable how much better Taj Gibson is playing better than Boozer right now. Boozer's numbers are starting to slide in March, averaging 10.2 points, 7.4 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.0 blocks on 39.0 percent from the field in five games. Gibson is the better player to own and Boozer isn't a must-own player with his low upside.
Taj Gibson has exploded in his fifth NBA season, averaging career-highs in points, assists, blocks and, most importantly, minutes per game. He's been arguably the second best player on Chicago this season, and having started just eight games in place of Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer, he's among the leading candidates for the Sixth Man of the Year award. Like every candidate for Sixth Man of the Year, Gibson is good enough to start. Gibson is averaging 19.3 points and 9.8 rebounds in eight starts.
Joakim Noah registered a triple-double with 13 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a blowout victory over the New York Knicks, 109-90. The Bulls played an efficient game offensively, shooting 39-84 (46.4%) from the field and turning it over just three times. Chicago (33-26) is now on a four-game winning streak. Other key players for Chicago included Jimmy Butler with 19 points and 6 rebounds, Carlos Boozer with 14 points and 7 rebounds, and Mike Dunleavy with 10 points and 7 rebounds.
Joakim Noah notched the fifth triple-double of his NBA career Sunday to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 109-90 victory over the reeling New York Knicks. Noah scored 13 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and handed out a career-best 14 assists as the Bulls posted their ninth win in 10 games. DJ Augustin scored 23 points, Jimmy Butler chipped in 19 and Carlos Boozer scored 14 for Chicago, who led from start to finish. The Bulls stormed to a 16-1 lead in the first five minutes, their smothering defense causing the Knicks to go 0-for-4 from the field and turn the ball over three times.