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Rapid Reaction: Bulls 92, Cavs 79

CHICAGO -- Let's take a quick look at how the Chicago Bulls earned a 92-79 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night at the United Center.

How it happened: Derrick Rose finished with 24 points and 8 assists as the Bulls clawed out their fifth win in six games. Luol Deng had a solid night with 20 points and 12 rebounds while Carlos Boozer made his return a good one, racking up 20 points and 10 rebounds.

What it means: Not much. The Cavs are awful. The Bulls played down to their competition again. The only positive on this night for the Bulls was that they got the win and nobody got hurt. There aren't many other positives Tom Thibodeau will be able to pull out of this one. His team's defense had a nice night holding the Cavs to just 32 percent shooting from the field, but it's a safe bet the players won't be happy with their performance. They could have played much better and they know it.

Stat of the night: The Bulls closed the game out on a 15-4 run.

What's next: Like almost everyone else in Chicago, most of the Bulls will be in front of their television sets watching the Chicago Bears play the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game. Rose and company will be back on the floor Monday night when the Milwaukee Bucks come to town.