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Bulls Vs Hawks: Hawks Blitz Bulls 109-94

The Chicago Bulls (7-2) saw their six-game winning streak end on the road against the Atlanta Hawks (6-3).

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Bulls Vs. Hawks Recap: Bulls Fall To Hawks 109-94

It was the Atlanta Hawks that entered Friday night's match up vs. the Chicago Bulls on the final night of a back-to-back-to-back, but it was the Chicago Bulls who played like it. The Hawks jumped out to a 15-point first quarter lead, and the Bulls never really came close to taking it back, getting outscored in all three quarters except the fourth.

Chicago enjoyed a good game from its bench, but it was the starting five that was uniformly lackluster. As far as the former goes, the Bulls received 13 points from Kyle Korver, 16 points from John Lucas, 11 points from Taj Gibson and 12 points from Jimmy Butler. But none of that was enough to make up for the performances of the starting five, which included eight points, six assists, four rebounds and five turnovers from Derrick Rose, 4-13 shooting from Luol Deng and one point and four rebounds from Joakim Noah. The best of the bunch was Carlos Boozer, who finished with 12 points and five rebounds, though those numbers look even thinner next to his -39 plus-minus on the night, which edged out Rose's -33 for worst amongst Bulls.

The Bulls will take Sunday off before returning home Monday Jan. 9 to host the Detroit Pistons.

For updates on the matchup, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage, visit Blog a Bull and Peachtree Hoops. News and notes from around the NBA are available at SB Nation's NBA news hub.

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Bulls Vs. Hawks Score Update: Chicago Trails By 18 At Half

It was not a pretty opening half for the Chicago Bulls, as they couldn't find a way to slow down the potent Atlanta Hawks offensive attack. Joe Johnson was particularly difficult to slow down with 16 points in the opening half.

Atlanta shot 62.2% from the field in the opening 24 minutes, including 8/9 from behind the arc. Vlad Radmanovic came off the bench to hit all four of his three-point attempts. Josh Smith was very active in the paint, scoring 14 points and pulling down four rebounds.

The Bulls also struggled on the offensive end, playing sloppy basketball with 10 turnovers. Carlos Boozer proved to be best offensive option, as he scored 12 points. No other player reached double-figures for Chicago, with Taj Gibson's nine points being the closest. Derrick Rose struggled to find his rhythm, scoring only four points and committing four turnovers.

For updates on the matchup, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage, visit Blog a Bull and Peachtree Hoops. News and notes from around the NBA are available at SB Nation's NBA news hub.

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Bulls Vs Hawks Preview: Chicago Takes NBA's Best Record Into Atlanta

The Chicago Bulls (7-1) look to extend their six-game winning streak on the road against the Atlanta Hawks (5-3).

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