Chicago 97, New Orleans 88

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, February 12, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #60 David Guthrie, # Josh Tiven, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 17831

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 24 18 30 25 97
New Orleans 22 31 21 14 88

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 36-16 23-4 13-12 W2
New Orleans 33-23 20-8 13-15 L1

Recap

Derrick Rose led the way with 23 points and six assists as the Chicago Bulls dominated the fourth quarter en route to a 97-88 victory over the host New Orleans Hornets on Saturday.

Carlos Boozer collected 17 points and eight rebounds and Luol Deng scored 14 for the Bulls, who improved to 13-12 on the road overall and closed their five-game trip with a 3-2 mark.

The Hornets led, 76-72, after Jarrett Jack opened the fourth with a jumper, but Chicago went on an 8-4 spurt to take a two-point edge.

New Orleans tied it again on Marcus Thornton’s layup before C.J. Watson knocked down a 3-pointer at the 7:39 mark. The Bulls never trailed again, outscoring New Orleans 25-14 in the final 12 minutes.

It looked like the Hornets were in control in the first half, closing with an 11-0 run highlighted by back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers from Chris Paul and Thornton, to take a 53-42 edge at the break.

New Orleans, which has dropped five of its last six, was still without starting center Emeka Okafor due to an oblique strain and was outrebounded 47-26 by the Bulls.

Thornton finished with 24 points off the bench to pace the Hornets.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   New Orleans
Derrick Rose 23 Scoring Marcus Thornton 24
Derrick Rose 6 Assists Chris Paul 6
Omer Asik 11 Rebounds Aaron Gray 6
Derrick Rose 8 Free Throws Made Chris Paul 8
Ronnie Brewer 1 Steals Chris Paul 3
Carlos Boozer 1 Blocks David Andersen 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 97 51.5 6-13 21-22 20 47 4 3 16
New Orleans 88 40.6 6-15 26-39 16 26 3 8 6

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Golden State. The Hornets have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .478 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Bulls have a W/L % of .686 after a win and .706 after a loss.
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