Bulls vs Hawks Final: 94-76 - Recap
Derrick Rose went off for 34 points and added 6 rebounds leading Chicago to a 94-76 win over Atlanta on Friday at United Center.
Bettors who backed the Bulls were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 7.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 179.5.
Chicago got 18 points from Luol Deng and another 8 points from Taj Gibson. Luol Deng contributed 7 assists, while Kurt Thomas cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Atlanta got 16 points from Joe Johnson in a losing cause and another 15 points from Josh Smith. Al Horford contributed 5 assists for the Hawks, while Al Horford had 7 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Atlanta were victorious, as the score was 50-48 at the break.
Chicago won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 50-28.
Next game, Chicago takes its act home to face Utah looking for another win. For Atlanta, they head home to face Portland.