At the United Center on Dec. 10, the Chicago Bulls (11-14) crushed the Dallas Mavericks (13-13) 144-115.
DeMar DeRozan had 28 points and nine rebounds and the Chicago Bulls took advantage of NBA scoring leader Luka Doncic's absence, according to ESPN. Doncic had a strained right quadriceps.
The Bulls broke a franchise record by scoring 82 points in the first half.
However, despite a strong start, the Bulls took a blow to their lineup in the first quarter when Alex Caruso exited with a bruised tailbone, The Chicago Tribune noted. Coach Billy Donovan said Caruso will not travel with the team to Atlanta for the Dec. 11 game against the Hawks.