The Bulls had a 2-to-1 steals-to-fouls ratio with 14 steals and only seven fouls -- a sign that coach Tom Thibodeau's defensive philosophies are hitting home. ''I don't like reckless gambling,'' Thibodeau said.
In the money
While interviews were taking place at Derrick Rose's locker, a $100 bill was sitting behind him. He was warned to get it out of the reach of the media. ''I won that from Keith [Bogans] shooting threes,'' Rose said. The duels
Rose outdueled Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry. Rookie sensation John Wall is up next Saturday. ''I think Derrick takes the challenge for our team,'' Thibodeau said. ''He's leading us at both ends.''