The Bulls won 90-79 on Monday in Chicago. The game saw the return of Derrick Rose to the line up as the Bulls improved their record to 26-8 on the season. During the time Rose spent away from the team, the team fell a bit but still retains one of the three best records in the NBA. They also improved their home record to a strong 12-2 mark on the season.
The Bulls started off hot and outscored that Hawks 35-17 in the first quarter. They did not have as much success the rest of the game, however, as they scored 20 points or less in the rest of the game. This included scoring under twenty in both the 3rd and fourth periods. The team was led by Rose who scored 23 in his return. Noah led the team in rebounds with 16 while Rose also added 6 assist to lead the team. With the return of Rose, the team will look to get back on top of the NBA standings again.