Ben Gordon scored 37 points, and the revamped Chicago Bulls delivered one of their best offensive efforts in years in outscoring Denver 135-121.
The Bulls scored at least 30 points in all four quarters for the first time since 1997. Their 135 points were a season high.
They did all that one day after sending Ben Wallace and Joe Smith to Cleveland for Drew Gooden and Larry Hughes just before Thursday's trade deadline in a deal that also involved Seattle.
Allen Iverson scored 29 and Carmelo Anthony added 22 for Denver.