Bulls guard Derrick Rose is having a terrific season, but he’s not the reason the Chicago Bulls are among the league leaders in scoring.
Rose has played at a career-high level, but that doesn’t mean he’s been a dominant force on the court.
He’s shooting 37 percent from 3-point range and 41 percent from the foul line.
That’s the lowest mark of his career.
In a season where Rose has missed 10 games because of injury, he’s averaged 11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.
His average of 3.4 assists per 100 possessions is his worst since 2011-12, when he averaged 3.8.
Rose has scored at least 25 points in each of his first four games and in five of his last six.
The Bulls have scored 101.2 points per 100 games this season.
They’re second in the league in scoring at 106.7.
That was the best mark in the NBA this season, according to NBA.com.
Rose scored 20 points on 10-of-19 shooting against the Detroit Pistons on Friday.
The Celtics are on pace to lead the league with 59.4 points per game this season despite playing in a new arena.
The Bulls are on a nine-game losing streak.
The Celtics are averaging 109.8 points.
Boston has won nine of its last 11 and has won seven of the last eight at home.
The Pistons, meanwhile, have lost six of seven.
The Pistons, however, are averaging 101.6 points per contest, which would be the best in the East and the NBA.
They’ve won seven straight in Detroit and 13 of 14 there.
The Heat have lost seven straight, including four straight.
Miami has won six of the past seven in Miami and 13 out of the first 17 games.
The Pacers are on the verge of their third straight winning streak and are on track to match their longest winning streak since 1993-94.
Indiana has won five of its past six and 12 of 13 there.
Indiana is averaging 108.3 points.
The Spurs are at the top of the Western Conference standings after winning five of their last six games.
They have won eight of their past 10 at home and 10 of 14 on the road.
The Spurs are averaging 105.9 points.
Denver is averaging 111.4 and the Grizzlies are at 105.6.
The Rockets are averaging 107.3 and the Celtics are at 106 points per night.
The Pacers are averaging 106.8 and the Warriors are at 103.5.
The Thunder are averaging 112.4 in a five-game win streak, including two of their first three victories.
The Thunder are a league-best 91.1 points per team on the season.
The Pelicans are averaging 114.1 and the Bulls are at 110.7, a season high.
The Pelicans are third in the Western conference at 114.6 and the Spurs are ninth at 110, and the Bucks are tied for eighth at 107.8 in the conference.
The Nuggets are averaging 117.2 and the Thunder are at 109.3, a career high.
The Clippers are averaging 110.4, the Bucks and Pacers are at 108.1, and Golden State is fifth at 108, according the Elias Sports Bureau.
The Bucks have won five straight at home after winning eight of nine in Milwaukee.
They are averaging 108 points per games and sixth in the West at 108 points.