Mike Dunleavy scored a team-high 22 points to help the Chicago Bulls hold off the Atlanta Hawks 107-103 at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia Tuesday night.
Seven of the eight Bulls who played scored in double figures.
Joakim Noah had 20 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks and three assists; Carlos Boozer had 17 points and 10 rebounds; Taj Gibson and Kirk Hinrich scored 14 points each and Tony Snell and D.J. Augustin scored 10 points apiece.
The Hawks, who continue to play without Paul Millsap, were led by Jeff Teague, who scored a game-high 26 points and dished out seven assists. Shelvin Mack scored 17, Kyle Korver had 16, DeMarre Carroll put up 13 and Mike Scott and Louis Williams came off of the bench to score 12 points apiece.
Elton Brand had seven points and 13 rebounds.
The Hawks trailed by seven early in the fourth quarter, but used an 8-0 run that featured two Williams’ three-pointers, to take the lead. The two teams went back and forth from there.
Carroll gave the Hawks a 100-99 lead with 1:40 to go and after a Dunleavy layup, Carroll’s three made it 103-101 Hawks. Hinrich was then fouled shooting a three and hit all three free throws. After consecutive Teague turnovers, Hinrich hit two more foul shots. Scott then lost the ball on a play that could have potentially been a foul and Hinrich put the game out of reach on the line.
The Bulls are 30-26 while the Hawks are 26-30.