Chicago 105, Charlotte 75

Date - Friday, February 22, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Officials - #45 Brian Forte, #38 Michael Smith, #60 James Williams
Attendance - 17870

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 24 27 27 27 105
Charlotte 15 22 20 18 75

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 32-23 15-13 17-10 W1
Charlotte 13-42 7-21 6-21 L2

Recap


Bulls 105, Bobcats 75: Taj Gibson scored 17 points and Luol Deng added 14 to lead eight players in double figures as visiting Chicago mauled Charlotte.

Carlos Boozer added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who rebounded from a turnover-filled home loss to the Miami Heat on Thursday to improve to an Eastern Conference-best 17-10 away from home.

Kemba Walker scored 27 points and Bismack Biyombo grabbed 12 rebounds for the Bobcats, who have lost their last four home games against Chicago.

The Bulls, who committed a season-high 27 turnovers and scored a season-low 67 points against Miami, took the suspense out of the game early, building a 21-point lead in the second quarter en route to a 51-37 halftime edge.

That was as close Charlotte would get as the Bulls stretched the lead to 78-57 after three quarters and kept pulling away in the final 12 minutes.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bulls PG Kirk Hinrich was out of the lineup for the second straight night and ninth time in 10 games with an elbow injury. ... Bobcats G Ben Gordon, the subject of numerous trade rumors prior to Thursday's deadline, did not play due to a coach's decision. ... Chicago committed only three turnovers in the first half and six overall.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Charlotte
Taj Gibson 17 Scoring Kemba Walker 27
Joakim Noah 8 Assists Byron Mullens 3
Carlos Boozer 10 Rebounds Bismack Biyombo 12
Carlos Boozer 4 Free Throws Made Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 6
Jimmy Butler 2 Steals Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 1
Joakim Noah 3 Blocks Bismack Biyombo 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 105 50.6 5-14 16-20 37 46 7 6 6
Charlotte 75 33.3 4-16 21-35 13 45 6 2 13

Upcoming Games

  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against Denver. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .231 after a win and .238 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City . The Bulls have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .783 after a loss.