Derrick Rose went off for 30 points and added 1 rebounds leading Chicago to a 76-74 win over Atlanta on Tuesday at United Center.
Chicago won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 10-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 182.5.
Chicago got 21 points from Luol Deng and another 11 points from Carlos Boozer. Derrick Rose contributed 7 assists, while Carlos Boozer cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Atlanta got 16 points from Al Horford in a losing cause and another 15 points from Josh Smith. Joe Johnson contributed 4 assists for the Hawks, while Josh Smith had 14 rebounds.
The Bulls hit the break trailing 38-26 before taking care of business in the second half.
Chicago had a 47-44 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Chicago looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Pistons. The Hawks will aim to get back on the winning track vs Miami.