Atlanta 83, Chicago 80

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #54 Derrick Collins, #48 Scott Foster, #12 Violet Palmer
Attendance - 16928

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 28 22 13 17 80
Atlanta 19 14 25 25 83

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 41-18 26-4 15-14 L1
Atlanta 37-24 18-9 19-15 W1

Recap


Al Horford had 31 points and 16 rebounds and scored the go-ahead basket to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a dramatic 83-80 comeback victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.

Atlanta (37-24) never led until Horford’s dunk made the score 81-80 lead with 29.4 seconds left. Joe Johnson scored on a breakaway dunk nine seconds later and Chicago’s Derrick Rose and Kyle Korver each missed game-tying 3-point attempts in the final four seconds.

Luol Deng scored 15 points for Chicago (41-18), which scored the game’s first 14 points and led by as many as 19 points in the first half.

Keith Bogans’ layup finished the Bulls’ run of 14 consecutive points over the first four minutes of the game. Chicago’s lead reached 44-25 on Joakim Noah’s dunk with 2:40 left in the half. Chicago led 50-33 at intermission.

Atlanta opened the second half with a 12-2 run. The Hawks pulled with 70-69 on Johnson’s 20-footer with 6:18 to play and finally caught the Bulls at 79 on Horford’s free throw with 56 seconds left.

Atlanta forward Josh Smith missed the game with a sprained ligament in his right knee.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Atlanta
Luol Deng 15 Scoring Al Horford 31
Derrick Rose 12 Assists Joe Johnson 9
Joakim Noah 12 Rebounds Al Horford 16
Joakim Noah 7 Free Throws Made Al Horford 4
Luol Deng 2 Steals Jamal Crawford 2
Omer Asik 2 Blocks Jamal Crawford 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 80 41.1 7-20 13-21 26 43 5 6 17
Atlanta 83 40.2 5-12 12-17 21 37 2 10 13

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Hawks have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .640 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Orlando . The Bulls have a W/L % of .683 after a win and .722 after a loss.
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