Atlanta 103, Chicago 95

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 2, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #67 John Goble, #41 Ken Mauer, #13 Monty McCutchen
Attendance - 22890

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 28 23 21 31 103
Chicago 18 32 21 24 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 44-38 24-17 20-21 W2
Chicago 62-20 36-5 26-15 L1

Recap


Joe Johnson went off for 34 points, including 5-of-5 from 3-point range, as the visiting Atlanta Hawks shocked the top-seeded Chicago Bulls 103-95 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday.

Jamal Crawford added 22 points off the bench, and Al Horford had 13 rebounds and nine points for the Hawks, who shot 51.3 percent from the floor, including 7-of-13 from 3-point range, against the NBA’s top defense.

Atlanta took a 10-point lead after the first quarter but could not pull away and allowed the Bulls to take the lead in the third quarter. But instead of folding on the road, the Hawks stepped up and closed the third with a 12-5 burst that was highlighted by eight points from Johnson to retake the lead 72-71 heading into the fourth.

Johnson bookended a 15-4 run to begin the final period with 3-pointers and Atlanta responded every time Chicago tried to get back into it down the stretch.

Derrick Rose managed only five points in the first half but finished with 24 on 11-of-27 shooting with 10 assists for the Bulls. Rose ended the game limping after twisting his left ankle on the final play.

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   Chicago
Joe Johnson 34 Scoring Derrick Rose 24
Jeff Teague 5 Assists Derrick Rose 10
Al Horford 13 Rebounds Joakim Noah 9
Joe Johnson 5 Free Throws Made Luol Deng 5
Joe Johnson 3 Steals Kyle Korver 2
Josh Smith 4 Blocks Taj Gibson 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 103 51.3 7-13 16-20 20 38 8 8 10
Chicago 95 44.6 8-18 13-16 21 37 7 7 11

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Bulls have a W/L % of .754 after a win and .762 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Chicago . The Hawks have a W/L % of .568 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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