There was no comeback in this one for Chicago. The Atlanta Hawks took control in the opening minutes of the game and finished off the Bulls by a score of 109-94
After falling behind early, Chicago's second unit provided a spark and got the Bulls back to within one point. However, Atlanta closed the half with an 18-2 run that increased the lead to 63-45 at the half. Josh Smith provided the energy for the Hawks stuffing the stat sheet with 25 points, five rebounds, five assists, four steals and six blocks. He was everywhere for Atlanta and has been the best player on the floor the last two nights for the Hawks.
Vladimir Radmanovic came off the bench and also provided a spark scoring 17 points including 5-5 shooting from three-point range. Joe Johnson hit half of his shots going 7-14 for 17 points and also finished with four rebounds and five assists. Jeff Teague also had a big game with 12 points, eight assists and five steals while Al Horford finished with 14 points and seven rebounds. Atlanta hit nine of its first 10 shots from beyond the arc before finishing 9-12 in the game.
Atlanta did a nice job containing Derrick Rose who was held to eight points and six assists to go along with five turnovers in the game.