Hawks send Bulls to fourth straight loss
(The Sports Xchange) - The Atlanta Hawks made sure they went into the All-Star break feeling good by sending the Chicago Bulls into the schedule break with a thud.
The Hawks rebounded from back-to-back losses to the Orlando Magic by defeating the Bulls 113-90 on Wednesday at the United Center, handing Chicago its fourth straight loss.
Paced by eight players who scored double figures and another strong shooting performance from the 3-point line, the Hawks (31-24) took control in the second quarter never let up.
"We responded better once we gained the lead," said center Al Horford, who finished with 16 points.
"I feel like we stayed in the moment. Our last game (against Orlando), we got up and I felt like on offense we kind of started jacking shots. Tonight was different, and I feel like we learned from our last game."
Dennis Schroder led the Hawks with 18 points and Jeff Teague finished with 17 points. Also adding double figures for Atlanta were Paul Millsap (15 points), Mike Muscala (11 points), Kyle Korver (10 points), Thabo Sefolosha (10 points) and Mike Scott (10 points).
The Hawks finished 13 for 33 from the 3-point line for their sixth straight game hitting at least 10 from behind the arc.
"We have a lot of guys that shoot them," said Korver, who went 2 for 3 on 3-pointers and moved past Chauncey Billups for eighth all-time in NBA/ABA history for career 3s (1,832).
"When we're hitting 3s and the floor is a little more spaced, that's usually when we're at our best." Continued...