Atlanta 100, Chicago 88

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 8, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #43 Dan Crawford, #15 Bennett Salvatore, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 19263

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 26 20 23 19 88
Atlanta 28 19 20 33 100

Team Records

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

Recap

Josh Smith collected 23 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists while Jeff Teague and Al Horford keyed a run late in the fourth quarter that lifted the Atlanta Hawks to a 100-88 victory over the visiting Chicago Bulls on Sunday in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Joe Johnson added 24 points and Horford finished with 20 for Atlanta, which knotted the best-of-seven series at 2-2. The teams will reconvene in Chicago for Game 5 on Tuesday.

Derrick Rose could not match his career-high 44 points from Game 3, struggling through a number of double teams to finish with 34 on 12-of-32 shooting for the Bulls.

The Hawks controlled the pace for most of the first three quarters, holding onto a slim lead until Chicago broke out with an 8-0 burst to end the third. The run put the Bulls up, 69-67, heading into the fourth.

Atlanta would not let Chicago get away, battling back and forth before eventually grabbing the first two-possession lead for either team in the quarter, an 88-84 edge on Horford’s short jumper in the lane with 3:47 remaining.

The Hawks extended the run to 10-0 - with Horford scoring six and Teague chipping in the other four - and ended up outscoring the Bulls 33-19 in the final frame.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Atlanta
Derrick Rose 34 Scoring Joe Johnson 24
Derrick Rose 10 Assists Josh Smith 8
Joakim Noah 11 Rebounds Josh Smith 16
Derrick Rose 9 Free Throws Made Josh Smith 7
Taj Gibson 2 Steals Jamal Crawford 2
Taj Gibson 4 Blocks Josh Smith 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 88 41.0 3-16 21-27 19 37 10 6 13
Atlanta 100 49.4 4-11 16-20 23 36 7 6 13

Upcoming Games

  • 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.
  • 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.
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