The shorthanded Chicago Bulls continue to defy injuries and pile up wins. On Saturday, without the services of Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer and Kirk Hinrich—to go along with the season-long absence of Derrick Rose—the Bulls (29-18) took down the Hawks (26-20), 93-76, in Atlanta.
Chicago opened up a 24-17 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Hawks rallied to lead 44-43 at the half. It was all Bulls defense from that point.
The Hawks scored just 16 points in each of the game's final two quarters.
The Bulls have now won six of their last eight while the Hawks have lost nine of their last 16.
Check out the full box score here.
Player of the Game: Luol Deng
Luol Deng was everywhere in this game. He dropped in 25 points on 10-of-21 shooting from the field. He also chipped in 14 rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks.
After finishing up this two-game homestand, the Hawks will take a trip to Indiana to take on the Pacers on Tuesday before returning home to host the Grizzlies on Wednesday.