The Bulls built up a big lead in the first quarter during their 96-78 win, leaving them on a five-game winning streak.
The center told reporters: "We wanted to throw the first punch tonight, and I think we did a good job with that. In the beginning of the game, we were the more aggressive team. Usually, the most aggressive team wins."
The Bulls play again on Wednesday, when they travel to the Minnesota Timberwolves.