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Bulls Game Notes For Wednesday vs. Atlanta
The Hawks lost to the Magic on Monday, 122-103. It was their league-high 21st game allowing 120 or more points, the most such games in a single season for Atlanta since 1972-73 when the team had 25.
Dewayne Dedmon matched a career high with 24 points in the loss and made five three-pointers, also matching a career high set on December 16, 2018. He is the second center this season to have multiple games with five or more three-pointers (Brook Lopez – 7), and is the first in franchise history.
The Bulls put an end to their 10-game losing streak with a 104-88 win in Cleveland on Monday. Chicago is a perfect 6-0 when holding opponents under 95 points this season, compared to 5-36 (.122) otherwise.
Zach LaVine scored 25 points in the win, his 18th 25-point performance this season, while also going 9-for-16 from the field. He has 13 games this year with at least 25 points and a .500 or better field-goal percentage, tied with Kyrie Irving for the second most among guards bested only by Stephen Curry’s 19.
The Bulls won the lone meeting between these teams this year in Atlanta on October 27, 97-85, giving each team a 20-20 record against the other since the 2007-08 season. Chicago has won each of the last five contests, its longest win streak in the series since taking six in a row from January 2013 to April 2014.
Atlanta is allowing a league-high 117.8 points per game in 2018-19, while Chicago is scoring 101.1, second fewest in the NBA (Memphis – 100.6). The Bulls rank last in the NBA in offensive rating, scoring 99.3 points per 100 possessions, while Atlanta ranks 28th at 102.2 (Memphis – 102.1).