When Carlos Boozer finally started rolling to the basket, the Bulls led by 21 in the fourth quarter. He drew a foul with four minutes left. He looked over at the bench, got a nod from coach Tom Thibodeau and, on the next possession, did the same thing with the same result. Why not keep doing what works until someone stops it?

The Bulls won their 13th straight against the Pistons on Monday night at the United Center in large part because Detroit had no answer for Boozer, who scored a game-high 23 points and had eight rebounds in a 92-68 victory. Their ability to rebound from Saturday night's humiliating loss in Atlanta was largely due to Boozer being as hot as he has been all season.