The Chicago Bulls will be at home at United Center when they challenge the Atlanta Hawks. The Bulls currently hold a 13-18 record and have not found their stride this season. Over in the other locker room, the Hawks have been mediocre this year and sport a record of 18-15. This game has a start time of 8:00 pm EST and SportSouth and WGN will be providing coverage of the contest.
The Bulls come into today's game after defeating Boston, 94-82. With 17 points and 11 rebounds, Joakim Noah recorded 11th double-double on the year. The Hawks, meanwhile, are coming off a tough 101-100 loss against the Warriors. Shelvin Mack played well for Atlanta, recording 15 points along with 4 assists and 3 steals.
It could be a mistake-prone game for Chicago offense, which ranks 28th in the league in ball protection (TO% of 16.5%). They'll be facing the ball-hawking Atlanta defense, which forces the most turnovers in the NBA (25.9%). Also, the sharp-shooting offense of the Hawks ranks fourth in eFG% at 52.0%, while the Bulls are third-best in the league at forcing opponents' misses (47.1%).