Morning Box Score: Bulls Creep Up On Boston in Win Over Hawks
By Angie Wiatrowski in News on Mar 12, 2011 3:00PM
Despite the loss of Carlos Boozer to a sprained ankle, the Bulls dominated the court proving that their bench is still strong and it's nothing they can't handle.
Derrick Rose led the way with 34 points as the Bulls grabbed their 12th win in 14 games vs. the Atlanta Hawks 94-76 Friday.
The Bulls outscored Atlanta 24-10 in a strong third quarter turning a two-point deficit into a 72-60 lead. Luol Deng grabbed 18 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals. Joakim Noah had 11 rebounds and the Bulls outrebounded the Hawks 50-28.
Chicago pulled within a half game of Eastern Conference leader Boston after handing Atlanta their fourth consecutive loss. They'll hit the court at the U.C. tonight against some familiar faces from Utah.