The Bulls won 98-77 on Wednesday against the Hawks in Atlanta. The Bulls continue their strong play and are ranks number 1 in the power rankings by most. The Bulls started off a bit slow and were actually outscored in the first quarter by the Hawks. In the end, they came on strong after that quarter to cruise to victory. The team is now 41-11 on the season while improving their away record to 21-6.
Deng led the way for the Bulls with 22 points in the contest, which led all scorers. Boozer added 9 rebounds to contribute to the win while Lucas had 5 assists to lead the team. The Bulls outscored the Hawks in each quarter after the first. This included a huge 33-point second quarter. They played terrific defense and only allowed the Hawks to get to 20 or more points scored in one quarter. The great play on both sides of the ball is what should earn them that number 1 power ranking as few teams play better defensively.