The Chicago Bulls won again without star guard on Wednesday night by defeating the Atlanta Hawks 98-77 at Philips Arena. The Bulls improved to 13-5 without Rose in the lineup, and 41-11 overall. Atlanta drops to 30-22 with the loss.
Chicago was led by small forward Luol Deng, who scored 22 points and made 5-of-8 attempts from three-point range. Power forward Carlos Boozer had 20 points and nine rebounds for Chicago by shooting 8-of-13 from the floor. Taj Gibson went 8-of-12 from the floor to finish with 19 points and six rebounds for Chicago.
The Hawks were led by Josh Smith, who had 19 points and seven rebounds. Jeff Teague had 13 points and eight assists.
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