With his 31 points Sunday night in Detroit, Carlos Boozer raised his season scoring average to 20.4 points. Derrick Rose is averaging 24.3 points, so the Bulls now officially have two 20-point scorers for the first time since the championship era when Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen formed one of the best dynamic duos in NBA history.
Of course, Rose and Boozer aren't in the class of Jordan and Pippen, but the fact they have already formed a potent one-two offensive punch is a great sign that the Bulls are on track to becoming title contenders again soon.
The most encouraging sign is that Boozer, who returned from a broken hand Dec. 1, isn't yet in top form, although he said following the game against the Pistons he's nearly there.
"I'm starting to feel good," he said. "I'm feeling more and more comfortable out there. I'm feeling the game a little bit quicker and the game is slowing down for me so I can make my moves and react a little quicker. The game's slowing down for me."