Morning Box Score: Kopecky Clips 'Wings, Bulls stay hot vs. Cavs
By Angie Wiatrowski in News on Jan 23, 2011 4:00PM
Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 1
The Blackhawks are 6-2-1 in January, and with the way they played last night vs. the Red Wings, they're starting to look like a team that could contend for the title again.
Tomas Kopecky scored twice and Corey Crawford made 36 saves in a 4-1 win over Detroit Saturday. Dave Bolland scored a power-play goal in the first and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Hawks, who are now on a 5-0-1 streak.
Kopecky scored his 10th goal of the season, Crawford is 16-8-2 in 26 games and could start today against the Flyers.
Bulls 92, Cavaliers 79
After missing three games, the Bulls welcomed back their top inside scorer Carlos Boozer lat night vs. the Cavaliers, causing some continual problems with Cleveland. Derrick Roe scored 24 points and Boozer scored 20 as the Bulls extended the Cavs' losing streak to 16 games in a 92-79 win. Cleveland has also lost 20 straight on the road.
The Bulls blew most of a 20-point lead in the fourth as Cleveland held them to four points in the first 7:02 of the fourth quarter. The Bulls didn't make a field goal in the period until Rose's layup with just over four minutes left.
The Bulls lead the NBA in opponent field-goal percentage, with Cleveland shooting 27 for 84 (32.1 percent). The Bulls are a perfect 9-0 against the Central Division and improved to 30-14 on the season.