Chicago 90, Atlanta 79

Date - Monday, February 20, 2012 4:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #11 Derrick Collins, #43 Dan Crawford, #44 Eli Roe
Attendance - 22033

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 17 20 27 15 79
Chicago 35 20 18 17 90

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 0-0 0-0 0-0 L2
Chicago 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1


BULLS 90, HAWKS 79: Derrick Rose returned to the lineup with 23 points, six assists and five rebounds as host Chicago jumped out early and held off Atlanta.

Carlos Boozer added 16 points and Joakim Noah pulled down 17 rebounds for the Bulls, who welcomed Rose back after a five-game absence because of back spasms.

The Hawks cut a 21-point deficit all the way down to five in the fourth quarter and were trailing 85-79 with 3:00 left when Chicago took over again. Luol Deng saved a broken play with a 3-pointer and Rose made Atlanta pay for a turnover, hitting a jumper out of a timeout to make it 90-79.

The Bulls grabbed control early, turning a 9-4 deficit into a 35-17 lead after the first quarter. Rose, Deng and Ronnie Brewer hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions and Rose showed no ill effects, totaling nine points during the burst.

Rose kept it up in the second, twice driving the lane for layups in traffic without concern for the injury.

The only rust came at the free throw line, where the 84 percent shooter missed four of his first six attempts before recovering to finish 5 for 9.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Former Bull Jannero Pargo led the Hawks with 19 points off the bench. … Atlanta guard Joe Johnson went 0 for 3 from 3-point range and is only 5 for 29 from beyond the arc over the last five games … Chicago was without C.J. Watson (head) and Richard Hamilton (groin).

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   Chicago
Jannero Pargo 19 Scoring Derrick Rose 23
Josh Smith 5 Assists Derrick Rose 6
Josh Smith 12 Rebounds Joakim Noah 16
Zaza Pachulia 4 Free Throws Made Derrick Rose 5
Kirk Hinrich 3 Steals Ronnie Brewer 2
Tracy McGrady 3 Blocks Joakim Noah 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 79 40.5 9-25 10-21 19 41 10 8 14
Chicago 90 38.6 8-20 14-19 18 51 5 6 13

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Bulls have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against New York . The Hawks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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