Bulls shut down Hawks in 97-58 rout

Bulls shut down Hawks in 97-58 rout
January 14, 2013, 11:03 pm
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CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 14: Carlos Boozer #5 of the Chicago Bulls shoots against Zaza Pachulia #27 of the Atlanta Hawks on January 14, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ray Amati/NBAE via Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (AP) Carlos Boozer scored 20 points, Luol Deng added 18 and the Chicago Bulls held Atlanta to a franchise-low 20 points in the first half of a 97-58 victory over the Hawks on Monday night.

Reserve forward Mike Scott scored nine points to lead Atlanta as none of the starters reached double figures. Josh Smith and Kyle Korver had nine points each.

The Bulls held the Hawks to just five points in the second quarter and led 48-20 at the break. Ivan Johnson had a basket for the Hawks with 2:54 left in the first quarter, and Atlanta did not score again until Al Horford's tip with 5:15 left in the second. The Hawks missed 17 consecutive shots during the drought while getting outscored 14-0.

Jeff Teague had a layup with 7.9 seconds left to prevent the Hawks' lowest scoring total in franchise history.