The Chicago Bulls moved into 7th place in the East with a 106-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks! Bulls played a very solid first half. They led 52-46 at halftime. Rajon Rondo was nearing a double double with 11 points and 8 rebounds before halftime, and Jimmy Butler had 8 points and 4 assists. They shot 44 percent and made 6 threes in the first half. Bulls bench played very solid and had 14 points. Bulls had a 10 point lead in the third quarter but the Hawks came back in the fourth quarter and had 10 point lead with 9:30 to play. The Bulls were losing their focus and it looked like they were about to lose the game, but Rajon Rondo came in after taking a break and gave the Bulls a spark. Rondo finished the game with 25 points and 11 rebounds.
Bulls rookie Denzel Valentine made some big shots to bring the Bulls back in the game. Valentine had 13 points with two big fourth quarter threes. Jimmy Butler scored 25 of his 33 points in the second half without a break. The guy played the entire second half. Just incredible. The game was tied at 104 when Jimmy Butler got fouled and he made his two free throws with 2.1 seconds left to give the Bulls the lead. Hawks still had a chance to tie or even win the game with about 2 seconds left in the game Hardaway missed a three pointer. It was a great game to watch. Felicio who is healthy hasn’t played in the last two games and looks to be out of the rotation. Bulls have won three straight and four of the last five. Bulls next game is tomorrow against the Pelicans at 5 pm CT. Go Bulls!