Atlanta 109, Chicago 94

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 7, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #10 Ron Garretson, #50 Olandis Poole
Attendance - 17112

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 18 27 17 32 94
Atlanta 33 30 22 24 109

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 7-2 2-0 5-2 L1
Atlanta 6-3 3-1 3-2 W2

Recap

Josh Smith scored 25 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 109-94 blowout win over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.

Smith scored 14 of his points in the first half and made highlight reels with his 3-on-1 alley-oop finish in the fourth quarter - one of the Hawks’ many fast-break buckets. Joe Johnson had 17 points, picking up 12 of those in a furious first half for the Hawks.

Atlanta picked up its second straight win playing its final game of a back-to-back-to-back stretch.

Chicago had its six-game winning streak snapped and lost for just the fourth time in its last 11 meetings with the Hawks.

Atlanta jumped out to a quick start, taking a 17-point lead. Chicago battled back to cut the lead to two points in the second quarter before Atlanta finished the first half on an 18-2 run to take a 63-45 lead at the break.

The Hawks carried that momentum into the third, outscoring the Bulls 14-5 to open the second half and stretched their lead to 27 points. Atlanta finished shooting 57 percent from the field, including going 9 for 12 from beyond the arc. Vladimir Radmanovic made five of those 3-pointers, finishing with 17 points off the bench.

Carlos Boozer was the only Chicago starter to crack double figures, scoring 12 points. The Bulls bench combined for 62 points in the blowout, with John Lucas scoring a career-high 16 points. Kyle Korver finished with 13 while Jimmy Butler added 12 points.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Atlanta
John Lucas 16 Scoring Josh Smith 25
Derrick Rose 6 Assists Jeff Teague 8
Omer Asik 13 Rebounds Al Horford 7
Jimmy Butler 6 Free Throws Made Vladimir Radmanovic 2
Omer Asik 2 Steals Jeff Teague 5
Taj Gibson 2 Blocks Josh Smith 6

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 94 43.9 6-14 16-20 21 43 5 8 20
Atlanta 109 56.6 9-12 6-6 32 31 8 16 14

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against New Jersey. The Hawks have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Bulls have a W/L % of .750 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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