March 2, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

Deng, Bulls Blowout Cavaliers 112-91

Bulls 112, Cavaliers 91 — FINAL

March 2, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Samardo Samuels (24) and Chicago Bulls center Omer Asik (3) go for a rebound during the game at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

Behind Derrick Rose’s 10 point third quarter and Luol Deng’s season high 24 points aided the massive blowout of the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday.

The Bulls really didn’t need the high octane production from Rose — who finished with 19 — and Deng as the Bulls steamrolled the Cavs 112-91 winning their 30th game of the season.

Chicago became the first team in all of basketball to reach the 30 win benchmark and with under 40 games played thus far, the feat is even more impressive. It’s the second time the Bulls have pounded the Cavs, but the first time they were able to do so with the services of Derrick Rose.

“D-Rose can do whatever he wants whenever he wants,” Carlos Boozer said. “The great thing about him is any moment he can take over a game. He has his imprint on every game we play. It’s fun playing with him, but it’s also fun to watch.”

Rose downplayed his uncanny ability to drive to the hoop — a skill he used to help the Bulls pull away with the game in the third quarter, a quarter they usually struggle and allow a blowout to crumble beneath them.

“I’m a driver,” Rose said with a shrug.

The Bench Mob had a wonderful night scoring 40 of the Bulls 112 points on the night. Ronnie Brewer had the most productive night off the bench scoring 13 point on a 6 for 12 night from the field. Brian Scalabrine even treated the fans in Cleveland to some real entertainment, hitting a three pointer in garbage time.

Other notable achievements in garbage time include a brilliant play by Scalabrine and Brewer as well as the feat of having every single player on the active roster hit the hardwood. John Lucas III was the last Bulls to get time and only he and rookie Jimmy Butler went scoreless on the night for Chicago.

Despite all the success, only Carlos Boozer went for a double-double on the night with his 13 points and 11 rebounds. But the Bulls looked sharp especially proving they can pull away form even bad teams in the third quarter.

Chicago gets Saturday off as they travel to the City of Brotherly Love for their second meeting against the Sixers. The Bulls notably got clobbered by a red hot Sixers squad at the beginning of the February at the beginning of their nine game road trip. The Sixers have cooled a bit but the Bulls have remained the hot team, leading to what could be the start of some very meaningful games against potential playoff opponents for the Bulls.

Next 3 Games

Date

Opponent

Time

TV

3/4

@ Sixers

6:30pm

 ESPN

3/5

 Vs. Pacers

6pm

WGN

 3/7

@ Bucks

 7pm

CSN-C

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