The Atlanta Hawks came to Chicago Wednesday night in desperate need of a win and delivered a great performance in a 113-90 blowout win.
Chicago led 29-28 at the end of the one but it was all Atlanta from that point on. The Hawks led 53-48 at halftime and then outscored the Bulls 60-42 in the second half to cruise home for the win. Atlanta's offense returned to form with eight different players finishing in double figures. The Hawks shot 48 percent from the field and knocked down 13-three-pointers.
Atlanta turned in another solid defensive performance with 16 steals and forced Chicago into 19 turnovers. The Hawks clamped down defensively in the second half holding the Bulls to just 38 percent shooting.
Dennis Schröder led the way for Atlanta with 18 points off the bench. Jeff Teague added 17 while Al Horford and Paul Millsap finished with 16 and 15 respectively. Pau Gasol led the Bulls with 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Doug McDermott finished with 17 while Derrick Rose added 14 on 6 for 18 shooting.
Atlanta snaps a two-game losing streak and heads into the All-Star break with a 31-24 record. They will return to action on February 19 at home against the Miami Heat.