Chicago 101, Charlotte 84

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Officials - #53 Mark Lindsay, #13 Monty McCutchen, #50 Olandis Poole
Attendance - 15286

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 27 25 23 26 101
Charlotte 24 25 20 15 84

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 45-18 27-4 18-14 W4
Charlotte 26-38 16-16 10-22 L6

Recap

Derrick Rose scored 20 points and the visiting Chicago Bulls moved closer to the top of the Eastern Conference with a 101-84 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night, their fourth straight win.

In clinching a playoff berth, Chicago (45-18) pulled within 1 1/2 games of Boston and handed Charlotte (26-38) its sixth consecutive loss. However, the Bulls lost forward Carlos Boozer to a leg injury late in the game.

The Bulls led, 75-69, entering the fourth quarter and pulled away behind sharpshooter Kyle Korver, who scored 12 of his 20 points in the final period.

The Bobcats had expected Stephen Jackson (hamstring) and Tyrus Thomas (knee) back in the lineup, but both did not play.

Taj Gibson scored 14 points and Joakim Noah had 12 and 13 rebounds for Chicago, which shot 51 percent and held its eighth straight foe below 90 points.

Gerald Henderson had 20 points and eight assists for Charlotte. Dante Cunningham scored 15 points and Kwame Brown added 11 and 11 rebounds.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Charlotte
Kyle Korver 20 Scoring Gerald Henderson 20
Derrick Rose 6 Assists Gerald Henderson 8
Joakim Noah 13 Rebounds Kwame Brown 11
Carlos Boozer 2 Free Throws Made Gerald Henderson 3
Derrick Rose 2 Steals Kwame Brown 1
Derrick Rose 3 Blocks Shaun Livingston 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 101 50.7 11-23 14-19 25 41 10 5 10
Charlotte 84 45.7 3-11 7-11 26 37 9 2 12

Upcoming Games

  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against Portland. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .421 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Bulls have a W/L % of .705 after a win and .737 after a loss.
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