Atlanta 92, Chicago 75

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 22, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #11 Derrick Collins, #75 Eric Dalen, #14 Ed Malloy
Attendance - 17782

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 21 16 17 21 75
Atlanta 17 36 25 14 92

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 15-11 8-6 7-5 L1
Atlanta 16-9 9-5 7-4 W1

Recap


Hawks 92, Bulls 75: Al Horford collected 20 points and 10 rebounds as host Atlanta routed Chicago.

Louis Williams added 16 points in his first start of the season and Kyle Korver chipped in 13 against his former team. Josh Smith contributed 12 points while Jeff Teague had 11 and eight assists as the Hawks shot 49.4 percent and bounced back from a pair of disappointing losses.

Luol Deng led the way with 11 points for the Bulls, who lost for just the fourth time in 13 games. Joakim Noah was the only other member of the Bulls in double figures as he had 10 and nine rebounds but also committed six turnovers.

Coming off a 19-point loss in Philadelphia on Friday, Atlanta trailed by four after the first quarter and by three early in the second. The Hawks never trailed after Williams' 3-pointer triggered a 25-6 run over the final 6:58 of the first half. 

Williams and Korver combined for 15 points during the run, and Atlanta took a 53-37 lead at halftime on Korver's buzzer-beating 3-pointer. The Hawks expanded the lead to 24 through three quarters and had a 25-point bulge when they began pulling their starters.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Larry Drew became the eighth coach in Atlanta history to reach 100 victories. He achieved the milestone in 173 games, the second-fastest in franchise history behind Lenny Wilkens. ... Atlanta G Devin Harris missed his third straight game with a sore left foot.  ... Chicago received limited production from starters Marco Belinelli, Carlos Boozer and Kirk Hinrich, who were a combined 7-of-22 from the field.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Atlanta
Luol Deng 11 Scoring Al Horford 20
Nate Robinson 5 Assists Jeff Teague 8
Joakim Noah 9 Rebounds Al Horford 10
Carlos Boozer 4 Free Throws Made Al Horford 2
Nate Robinson 3 Steals Zaza Pachulia 3
Taj Gibson 1 Blocks Josh Smith 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 75 42.1 5-14 6-8 20 31 3 10 16
Atlanta 92 49.4 7-19 9-10 24 45 4 7 17

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Hawks have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Houston. The Bulls have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .800 after a loss.