Chicago 93, Dallas 83

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 21, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #48 Scott Foster, #20 Leroy Richardson, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 22945

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 8 30 18 27 83
Chicago 21 23 22 27 93

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 36-29 23-10 13-19 L1
Chicago 48-16 25-7 23-9 W1

Recap


BULLS 93, MAVERICKS 83: Luol Deng scored 22 points and Derrick Rose made a strong return to the lineup as host Chicago inched closer to securing home court advantage throughout the playoffs.

Dallas dipped back into a tie for sixth place in the West with the Denver Nuggets.

Rose had missed three games with a foot injury and had played in only three contests since March 12 due to groin, ankle and foot ailments. He scored 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting and handed out eight assists.

The Bulls’ magic number to clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference is down to one and they lead the San Antonio Spurs by a game for the best overall record in the NBA.

Even with Rose returning to the court, the focus for Chicago was on the defensive end on Saturday. The Bulls held the Mavericks to 39 percent shooting, including 4 for 15 from 3-point range.

Dallas drew as close as 78-76 when Rodrigue Beaubois drove for a layup with 4:30 to play. But Chicago pulled away, using a 12-3 burst over the next three minutes to coast to the finish. Kyle Korver and Deng each hit 3-pointers during the burst while Rose added a jumper and an assist.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks with 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting. … Dallas will either be the No. 6 or 7 seed in the West. … Joakim Noah pulled down 14 rebounds for Chicago and is averaging 11.4 boards over the last five contests.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Chicago
Dirk Nowitzki 17 Scoring Luol Deng 22
Rodrigue Beaubois 5 Assists Joakim Noah 8
Dirk Nowitzki 7 Rebounds Joakim Noah 14
Vince Carter 6 Free Throws Made Joakim Noah 4
Dominique Jones 3 Steals Omer Asik 2
Shawn Marion 2 Blocks Taj Gibson 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 83 39.2 4-15 17-19 12 43 3 7 12
Chicago 93 45.2 9-20 8-12 29 46 2 8 11

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Indiana. The Bulls have a W/L % of .688 after a win and .938 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Atlanta . The Mavericks have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .517 after a loss.
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