Only the Bulls and the Orlando Magic have more losses than the Hawks, who are 5-14 since the All-Star break
Despite that record, Atlanta coach Terry Stotts—whose been forced to play 24 different players this season—is proud of his team’s effort.
“I’m proud of the way these guys have battled and competed,” Stotts said. “I just think they should be given credit, win or lose, for how they are performing, how they’re carrying themselves through this.”
The Hawks, who have won six of the past nine games against the Bulls, are coming off a 84-76 win over playoff-bound New Orleans on Thursday night.
The Bulls dropped a 115-105 decision to the Bucks on Friday night, despite a career-high 34 points from Jannero Pargo.
Marcus Fizer, playing in his first game since Feb. 28th, added 24 points for Chicago, which has lost 10 of its last 12 games.
“They played like they were playing for something and we more or else played like we were disinterested,” Bulls head coach Scott Skiles said. “So, I can’t say that surprises me because it’s been an up and down process, some nights we show, some nights we don’t.”