Chicago 93, Atlanta 76

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, February 2, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #13 Monty McCutchen, #72 J.T. Orr
Attendance - 17898

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 24 19 26 24 93
Atlanta 17 27 16 16 76

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 29-18 15-11 14-7 W1
Atlanta 26-20 16-8 10-12 L1

Recap


Bulls 93, Hawks 76: Luol Deng was one of three frontcourt players to record double-doubles with 25 points and 14 rebounds as visiting Chicago stomped Atlanta despite missing three starters.

Taj Gibson added 19 points and a career-high 19 rebounds and Jimmy Butler contributed 16 and 10 boards as the Bulls won for the ninth time in 12 games and improved to 14-7 away from home.

Nate Robinson scored 20 points and Chicago's defense was dominant, limiting Atlanta to 17 points or fewer in three of the four quarters to overcome the absences of Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah and Kirk Hinrich.

Josh Smith had 19 points and 13 rebounds and Jeff Teague scored 16 points for the Hawks, who were held to a franchise record-low 20 points in the first half in a loss at Chicago last month.

Robinson scored 12 points in the third quarter for Chicago, which opened the second half with an 8-0 run and ended the quarter with a 6-0 burst to take a 69-60 lead into the fourth. Deng hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Butler connected from long range to push the lead to 81-66 with 5:01 to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Boozer (hamstring), who was listed as a game-time decision, sat out his third straight game for the Bulls. Starting C Joakim Noah (foot) and PG Hinrich (elbow) each missed their second straight game. ... Korver knocked down three 3-pointers to extend his streak with at least one to 40 consecutive games. ... Atlanta signed G Jannero Pargo to a second 10-day contract and Anthony Morrow made a brief appearance after missing 18 games with a hip injury.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Atlanta
Luol Deng 25 Scoring Josh Smith 19
Nate Robinson 8 Assists Josh Smith 5
Taj Gibson 19 Rebounds Josh Smith 13
Marco Belinelli 3 Free Throws Made Jeff Teague 4
Luol Deng 4 Steals Kyle Korver 1
Taj Gibson 3 Blocks Al Horford 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 93 40.9 8-20 9-13 26 53 5 12 9
Atlanta 76 39.2 6-19 8-15 17 45 7 3 14

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Indiana. The Hawks have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Indiana . The Bulls have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .833 after a loss.