Chicago 85, New Orleans 77

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, March 7, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - # Marat Kogut, #71 Rodney Mott, #57 Greg Willard
Attendance - 21997

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 23 20 17 17 77
Chicago 26 17 23 19 85

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 37-29 21-9 16-20 L1
Chicago 44-18 27-4 17-14 W3

Recap


Derrick Rose had 24 points and nine assists as the host Chicago Bulls fought off the inspired New Orleans Hornets 85-77 on Monday.
 
Carlos Boozer had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Bulls, who closed on an 8-0 run to win their ninth straight home game and 10th in their last 12 overall.

Chicago was coming off an emotional 87-86 victory at Miami on Sunday and lacked energy throughout most of the game.
 
The Hornets played without All-Star Chris Paul, who suffered a concussion Sunday in a nasty collision with Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions, and is out indefinitely. Jarrett Jack filled in admirably with 23 points.
 
Chicago took a 75-65 lead on a transition 3-pointer by Rose with 9:06 left before the Hornets rallied. A 12-2 run capped by Jack's twisting layup with 3:18 left tied it 77-77.
 
But the Bulls’ top-ranked defense dug in, and forced four misses and two turnovers on their last six defensive stands. Joakim Noah converted a follow-up, and the Bulls hit six of six free throws to finish the Hornets.
 

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Chicago
Jarrett Jack 23 Scoring Derrick Rose 24
Jarrett Jack 3 Assists Derrick Rose 9
David West 11 Rebounds Joakim Noah 13
Jarrett Jack 6 Free Throws Made Derrick Rose 6
Jarrett Jack 2 Steals Carlos Boozer 2
Emeka Okafor 5 Blocks Omer Asik 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 77 36.2 4-13 15-18 10 41 11 4 11
Chicago 85 38.3 4-20 19-22 24 46 6 6 9

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Charlotte. The Bulls have a W/L % of .698 after a win and .737 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Hornets have a W/L % of .649 after a win and .448 after a loss.
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