Carlos Boozer finished with 23 points and nine 89 victory against the Bobcats.

Again playing without reigning MVP Derrick Rose, who has missed the last four games with a nagging toe injury, the Bulls stayed perfect at home and won their third consecutive contest.

Richard Hamilton helped fill the void at guard with 20 points, while C.J. Watson had 11 points and nine assists.

Gerald Henderson had 22 points and nine rebounds for Charlotte, which has dropped three in a row and nine of 10.