Bulls Vs. Hawks Final Score: Chicago Wins, 90-79

The Atlanta Hawks mounted a second-half charge after some dreadful play in the first two quarters, but they didn't have enough to overcome Chicago's 18-point halftime lead, and the Bulls prevailed, 90-79.

Related: Bulls vs. Hawks: 2011-12 Open Game Thread #34

Derrick Rose scored a game-high 23 points on 8-18 shooting in his return to the Chicago Bulls lineup, and the team rebounded nicely from a surprising loss to the New Jersey Nets on Saturday. Carlos Boozer added 16 points and five rebounds. Overall, the Bulls shot 38.6% from the field, but they hit 8-20 three-point attempts.

The Hawks were led by guard Jannero Pargo, who scored 19 points. Josh Smith scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

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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