In their first game since losing Derrick Rose for (possibly) the season, the Chicago Bulls (6-6) were absolutely destroyed on both ends of the floor in a 121-82 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers (10-5) at Staples Center on Sunday afternoon.
Jared Dudley had arguably his best game since joining Los Angeles, leading the team in scoring with 21 points on an efficient 8-of-10 shooting, including four three-pointers. Chris Paul also had a tremendous outing, earning himself a double-double of 16 points and 17 assists.
Antawn Jamison, who hadn't played a minute for the team all season, had 11 points and three rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench.
Prior to this game, the Bulls were holding opponents to 90.5 points and 40.4 percent shooting. Against the Clippers, their defensive intensity was non-existent as Los Angeles shot 58.5 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from behind the arc.
Leading the way for Chicago was Luol Deng with 22 points and six assists. Carlos Boozer and Mike Dunleavy each had 14.
This 39-point win was the largest margin of victory for the Clippers in franchise history.
Final Score: Los Angeles Clippers 121, Chicago Bulls 82