Joakim Noah earned a triple-double with 19 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Chicago Bulls to a victory over the Atlanta Hawks, 100-85. The Bulls shot 43-85 (50.6%) from the field and dominated the offensive glass, pulling down 17 boards. Chicago (26-25) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Noah went 8-15 from the field and 3-6 from the free throw line. He registered 3 blocks as well. Other top performers for Chicago were Taj Gibson with 24 points and 12 rebounds, Mike Dunleavy with 15 points and 6 rebounds, and Jimmy Butler with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Despite the loss, Paul Millsap put up 15 points for Atlanta on 6-15 shooting, including 3-6 from behind the arc.
In addition to their eFG% of 55.3%, the Bulls registered an OR% of 42.5%. On the season, they are undefeated (2-0) when they exceed 55% and 30% in those respective offensive factors. On the other hand, the Hawks are winless (0-4) when allowing their opponents to reach those numbers.
Atlanta (25-25) has now lost four straight games.
Coming up, the Bulls play the Brooklyn Nets, who are 23-26 on the season. The Hawks meet the Toronto Raptors, currently sitting at 27-24 this year. The Bulls are 1-0 versus Brooklyn this season. The Hawks are 1-0 versus Toronto this season.