Morning Box Score: Bulls, Blackhawks Pull Off Black Friday Wins
Bulls stars Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah returned to the court Friday against the Celtics after sitting out with their respective injuries. Unsurprisingly, the Bulls, whose fortunes lately weren't looking good, having only won two of its last six games, pulled off a win against Boston, 109-102.
After a sluggish start, the Bulls kicked it into high gear, with Rose in particular shaking off his cobwebs to score two-thirds of his final point total in the game's second. That effort, plus those of Noah, Pau Gasol, and Jimmy Butler, helped the Bulls ultimately emerge victorious over the Celtics, thanks to a dominant fourth quarter. The Bulls improve to 10-6, and next play the Nets Sunday afternoon.
Speaking of dominance, the Blackhawks had a 10-1 shot advantage over the Ducks, their admittedly short-handed [webbed?] opponents. The Hawks took a strong, early lead, thanks to goals from Brad Richards and Andrew Shaw—a lead which they maintained to defeat the Ducks, who had previously won three games in a row.