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Bulls Defense Stifles Hawks

CHICAGO (AP) - Carlos Boozer

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

Monday night.

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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