Joakim Noah registered his 29th double-double this season, scoring 20 points and registering 12 rebounds, to help the Chicago Bulls squeak by the Atlanta Hawks, 107-103. This is the seventh win for Chicago (30-26) in its last 10 games.
Noah finished 9-13 from the field, in a solid performance. Other top performers for Chicago were Mike Dunleavy with 22 points and 8 rebounds, Carlos Boozer with 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Taj Gibson with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Jeff Teague had another quality performance for Atlanta in the loss, putting up 26 points on 10-20 shooting, including 3-4 from behind the arc. He also tallied 7 assists. Kyle Korver added 16 points and 7 rebounds and Mike Scott finished with 12 points and 7 rebounds.
Atlanta (26-30) has now dropped three straight versus Chicago.
Coming up, the Bulls take on the Golden State Warriors, who are 35-22 on the season. The Hawks meet the Boston Celtics, currently sitting at 19-39 this year. The Bulls have a 0-1 record against Golden State this season. The Hawks are 1-1 versus Boston this season.