Bulls Defense Stifles Hawks
scored 20 points, Luol Deng added 18 and the Chicago Bulls held Atlanta to a
franchise-low 20 points in the first half of a 97-58 victory over the Hawks on
Reserve forward Mike Scott scored nine
points to lead Atlanta as none of the starters reached double figures. Josh
Smith and Kyle Korver had nine points each.
The Bulls held the Hawks to just five
points in the second quarter and led 48-20 at the break. Ivan Johnson had a
basket for the Hawks with 2:54 left in the first quarter, and Atlanta did not
score again until Al Horford's tip with 5:15 left in the second. The Hawks
missed 17 consecutive shots during the drought while getting outscored 14-0.
Teague had a layup with 7.9 seconds left to prevent the Hawks' lowest scoring
total in franchise history.
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