Warm weather and home cooking seemed to be an ideal combination for Carlos Boozer this week.

In victories over Miami and Orlando, the veteran power forward averaged 29 points, 11.5 rebounds and shot 64 percent from the field.

Boozer's permanent residence is in Miami, and he often jets back during days off to visit his three young sons.

"I love it playing in front of my family," Boozer said after the Bulls' 96-89 victory over the Heat, according to csnchicago.com. "I had 70 people out there — family, friends. It's good to get a win out there in front of all my people. It was fun."

Of course, another explanation for Boozer's recent success might be the defenses he faced. Miami's rebounding-challenged crew didn't accomplish much near the basket. Besides letting Boozer hit 12 of 17 shots, the Heat was outrebounded 48-28 on Friday.

Orlando center Nikola Vucevic raised some eyebrows by piling up 29 rebounds against the Heat earlier this week, but the Magic was missing its two best power forwards because of injury.

Boozer's rise actually goes back four games. While recording four straight double-doubles, he has averaged 23.0 points, 12.3 boards and shot 54 percent.