Chicago 98, Atlanta 77

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #68 Marat Kogut, #23 Jason Phillips, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 16290

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 21 33 22 22 98
Atlanta 23 19 18 17 77

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 41-11 20-5 21-6 W1
Atlanta 30-22 16-8 14-14 L2

Recap


BULLS 98, HAWKS 77: Luol Deng scored 22 points and made five 3-pointers as Chicago cruised past host Atlanta.

Carlos Boozer had 20 points and nine rebounds and Taj Gibson scored 19 points as the Bulls played without reigning MVP Derrick Rose (groin) for the eighth straight game.

Josh Smith had 19 points for the Hawks, who lost for the second straight game after winning four consecutive contests.

Chicago hit nine of 16 3-point attempts while rebounding from a season-worst 17-point loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday.

The Bulls were 7 of 8 from 3-point range in the first half and began pulling away in the second quarter. The Bulls scored 12 straight points and took a 54-36 lead on a 3-pointer by John Lucas with 2:34 remaining. Chicago led 54-42 at halftime.

Another 12-0 run in the third quarter boosted the lead to 18 points. Deng hit two 3-pointers during that surge.

Jeff Teague scored 13 points and Joe Johnson added 12 for Atlanta.

Chicago is 13-5 in the 18 games Rose has missed this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago has a league-best 21-6 road record. … Johnson has scored just 23 points in the last two games after scoring 37 in Sunday’s quadruple-overtime win over the Utah Jazz. … Bulls guard Richard Hamilton (shoulder) missed his 12th straight game but is getting closer to a return. … Atlanta was 5 of 17 from 3-point range.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Atlanta
Luol Deng 22 Scoring Josh Smith 19
John Lucas 5 Assists Jeff Teague 8
Carlos Boozer 9 Rebounds Zaza Pachulia 10
Carlos Boozer 4 Free Throws Made Josh Smith 3
Luol Deng 2 Steals Zaza Pachulia 1
Omer Asik 1 Blocks Willie Green 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 98 46.9 9-16 13-20 26 45 5 5 8
Atlanta 77 40.0 5-17 8-9 20 36 6 2 11

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against New York. The Hawks have a W/L % of .581 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Bulls have a W/L % of .732 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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