Chicago 86, Atlanta 73

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #24 Mike Callahan, #48 Scott Foster, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 22872

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 19 18 21 15 73
Chicago 25 23 17 21 86

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 44-38 24-17 20-21 L1
Chicago 62-20 36-5 26-15 W1

Recap


Derrick Rose struggled on a balky left ankle but still managed to score 25 points as the Chicago Bulls evened their Eastern Conference playoff series at a game apiece with a 86-73 victory over the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

Rose shot 10-of-27 from the floor and committed eight turnovers to go along with 10 assists, but Joakim Noah picked him up with 19 points and 14 rebounds.

The Bulls did not need much from Rose, who received his trophy as the NBA's Most Valuable Player earlier in the day, and instead turned their focus to the defensive end of the floor.

After allowing the Hawks to shoot 51 percent in Game 1, Chicago broke out the form that made them No. 1 in field goal percentage defense in the NBA during the regular season, and held Atlanta to 34 percent in Game 2.

The Hawks pulled to within six points 77-71 with 4:16 left, but the Bulls called a timeout, regrouped and ripped off an 8-2 spurt over the next three minutes to put it away.

Jeff Teague scored 21 points and Joe Johnson added 16 for Atlanta, which hosts Game 3 on Friday.

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   Chicago
Jeff Teague 21 Scoring Derrick Rose 25
Al Horford 6 Assists Derrick Rose 10
Al Horford 14 Rebounds Joakim Noah 14
Jamal Crawford 6 Free Throws Made Joakim Noah 7
Joe Johnson 5 Steals Joakim Noah 3
Josh Smith 4 Blocks Derrick Rose 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 73 33.8 3-13 18-24 14 39 10 10 12
Chicago 86 39.3 5-22 15-18 19 58 5 6 14

Upcoming Games

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