NBA Game Summary - Chicago at Atlanta
(Saturday, March 11th)
Final Score: Chicago 95, Atlanta 90
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Luol Deng scored 21 points as Chicago beat Atlanta 95-90 at Philips Arena.
"I feel great," said Deng, who played 42 minutes. "We have about 20 games left, but I just feel like its the start of the season, so I just try to use my energy."
Kirk Hinrich scored 18 points for Chicago, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Tyson Chandler posted 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Malik Allen had 12 points. Chris Duhon added 11 in the win.
Al Harrington posted a game-high 32 points and 10 boards for the Hawks, who have dropped three of four. Joe Johnson scored 22 points, while Josh Smith posted 11 points and 10 rebounds. Zaza Pachulia added 11 points.
Hinrich drilled a jumper from the left baseline with 1:21 to go for a 90-83 Chicago lead.
Harrington scored on a jam with 55.6 seconds left to pull the Hawks within five, 91-86. Smith followed with a pair of free throws with 30.6 seconds on the clock for a 91-88 Atlanta deficit.
Hinrich hit a pair of free throws with 14.4 seconds left to pull the Bulls back up by five, but Harrington responded with a layup with 9.6 seconds left to make the score 93-90.
Again, Hinrich was immediately fouled; and again, he made both free throws. With 8.3 seconds left. Hinrich, who scored Chicago's last seven points, converted a pair of free throws and sealed the win for Chicago.
The Bulls broke away early with an 11-0 run capped by a Deng layup midway through the first stanza for a 17-7 lead. Chicago led 27-20 heading into the second, during which Chicago added a point to its lead for a 47-39 halftime advantage.
The Bulls continued their control, and led 73-63 after the third quarter.
"We had good life from start to finish, and we played very good defense with the exception of a handful of possessions," Chicago coach Scott Skiles said. "That allowed us to get out and get our running game going, and get some good looks in transition; and we shot the ball well tonight."
The Hawks are 13-18 at home this season. They have split their last four games as the host.
The Bulls are 14-18 on the road this season. They snapped a two-game road losing streak.
Chicago has won six straight after losing the last three meetings in this series. The Bulls have won three in a row after losing their last two at Atlanta.
03/11 22:27:04 ET