Chicago 96, San Antonio 89

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Officials - #6 Tony Brown, #48 Scott Foster, #26 Pat Fraher
Attendance - 18581

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 20 30 15 31 96
San Antonio 22 20 24 23 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 29-8 14-2 15-6 W4
San Antonio 24-11 13-2 11-9 L1

Recap


BULLS 96, SPURS 89: Derrick Rose scored 29 points and Chicago handed San Antonio only its second home loss of the season.

The Bulls, who have won 11 of 13, took over in the final 6:25 after a breaking a 75-all tie.

San Antonio, which went 8-1 on its annual rodeo road trip, lost at home for the first time since Jan. 20 when it fell to Sacramento. The Spurs are 13-2 on their homecourt.

Gary Neal scored 21 points, including 13 in a row in the fourth quarter, to lead San Antonio. Tim Duncan added 18 points.

Joakim Noah scored 10 points and had 13 rebounds for the Bulls.

The Bulls led 56-45 early in the third quarter, but scored only 15 points in the period. The Spurs were ahead briefly early in the fourth quarter, but Rose's layup with 6:25 remaining gave Chicago a 77-75 lead. Kyle Korver and Luol Deng hit 3-pointers to cap Chicago's 8-0 run.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Bulls forward Richard Hamilton scored two points in 16 minutes. He returned on Tuesday after missing 13 games with leg injuries. ... Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (strained left oblique) missed his third straight game. ... . T.J. Ford returned after missing 24 games with a torn left hamstring. He was scoreless in eight minutes.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   San Antonio
Derrick Rose 29 Scoring Gary Neal 21
Derrick Rose 4 Assists Tony Parker 9
Joakim Noah 13 Rebounds Tim Duncan 10
Derrick Rose 8 Free Throws Made Tim Duncan 2
Carlos Boozer 2 Steals T.J. Ford 3
Omer Asik 1 Blocks Tim Duncan 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 96 42.0 7-15 15-21 16 50 3 7 16
San Antonio 89 43.0 8-20 7-12 20 42 5 8 15

Upcoming Games

  • San Antonio will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Spurs have a W/L % of .680 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Cleveland . The Bulls have a W/L % of .724 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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