Anyone expecting Luol Deng to become the Bulls' go-to offensive option with Derrick Rose out, after Deng fared well Thursday against Kevin Durant, will be waiting a long time.

"I'm never going to change the way I play," Deng said. "I'm just going to take the game as it comes."

Deng's game-high 27 points featured eight in the fourth quarter. Though the Bulls are posting up Deng with more frequency, the All-Star forward always has been more of a system player than a selfish one.

Expect that mindset to continue.

"Coach (Tom Thibodeau) was calling my number in a mismatch and we just went with it, but every night is going to be different," Deng said. "We've got so many guys on this team that can score. Some nights, (Carlos) Boozer is going to have it going. It's going to be (Richard Hamilton). It's going to be (Joakim Noah). That's our team right now. No one has to change the way they play."