NBA Game Recap - Chicago at Atlanta
Wed Nov 6, 2019 7:30 PM EST

WAS
106
IND
121
F
NY
102
DET
122
F
SAC
120
TOR
124
F
GS
112
HOU
129
F
CHI
113
ATL
93
F
MIN
121
MEM
137
F
ORL
106
DAL
107
F
PHI
104
UTA
106
F
MIL
129
LAC
124
F

Chicago 113, Atlanta 93

Nov 6, 2019, 7:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Chicago (3-6)

33

23

35

22

113

Atlanta (3-4)

19

22

24

28

93

Bulls race to big lead in opening minutes, rout Hawks 113-93
Wed Nov 6, 2019 11:36 PM

ATLANTA (AP) For the second night in a row, the Chicago Bulls took a big lead into the fourth quarter.

This time, they didn't let up.

Tomas Satoransky scored a career-high 27 points and the Bulls won for just the third time in nine games with easily their most impressive performance of the young season, routing the Atlanta Hawks 113-93 on Wednesday.

"We were all frustrated by the way the last game went," said Satoransky, who went 10 of 13 from the field, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range.

The Bulls built a big lead against LeBron James and the Lakers the night before, only to get outscored 38-19 in the fourth quarter of a 118-112 loss.

Taking out their frustration on the Hawks, this one was total domination.

Satoransky had not scored more than nine points this season. He really went off on the Hawks, beating his previous career best of 25 while also dishing out eight assists.

Zach LaVine even got a chance to put on his version of Showtime, blocking De'Andre Hunter's 3-pointer to set up a 360-degree dunk at the other end.

"We put it together tonight," Coby White said. "Both halves."

Atlanta made a season-low six of 30 attempts from 3-point range, turned it over 24 times and trailed by double digits over the final 41:29.

"Our guys were not ready," Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said bluntly. "We just didn't care."

The Bulls took control with a 28-6 run in the opening quarter. Otto Porter Jr. led with way with 10 points, including a couple of 3-pointers. Satoransky chipped in with seven points, Kris Dunn added five and Lauri Markkanen knocked down a 3 to push Chicago to a 30-12 lead.

Porter went down before halftime with a bruised left foot and did not return.

He wasn't needed.

The Bulls were up 56-41 at the break, closing the half with a couple of quick passes around the perimeter to set up Satoransky's 3 from the corner as the buzzer sounded. It was the lowest-scoring first half of the season for the Hawks.

Chicago stretched the margin as high as 28 points.

"We played 40 really good minutes last night and that's not enough," Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. "They were hurting from the way the game ended last night."

Starting his second straight game in place of John Collins, Jabari Parker led the Hawks with 18 points. Collins is serving a 25-game suspension after violating the NBA's doping policy.

But Pierce wasn't in the mood to praise anyone.

"The only positive from this game: It's over," the Atlanta coach said. "We don't have to worry about it anymore."

YOUNG STRUGGLES

It was a miserable night for Atlanta's Trae Young, on the heels of a dazzling 29-point, 13-assist performance in a victory over San Antonio the previous night.

The point guard managed just nine points and three assists, missing all eight attempts beyond the arc.

"Coming off a big win, you've got to be mentally focused. You've got to approach every game like it's your last," Young said. "We didn't do that."

Pierce said the Bulls were determined to stop Young after he scored 49 points against them in a game last season.

"They're not going to forget that," Pierce said. "That's the way they're going to play Trae every game the rest of his career."

TIP-INS

Bulls: Connected on 13 of 33 from 3-point range. ... Markkanen added 17 points, Porter finished with 13 in just 11 minutes, and three other players reached double figures. ... Boylen said he won't have an update on Porter's condition until the team gets back to Chicago.

Hawks: Vince Carter, 42, had a season-high 14 points. ... Kevin Huerter, with 12, was the only other Atlanta player in double figures. ... Young wasn't the only player who struggled. Hunter and fellow rookie Cam Reddish combined to go 2 of 15 from the field. "Cam is trying to beat people with his moves," Pierce said. "You've got to beat people with your readiness."

UP NEXT

Bulls: Return home to face the Houston Rockets on Saturday.

Hawks: Host the Sacramento Kings in the last of three home games in four days before beginning a West Coast trip.

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Leaders

Chicago PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Gafford 0 -6 0 0 0 0
T. Satoransky 27 17 8 7 1 0
Atlanta PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Parker 18 -19 1 5 2 1
V. Carter 14 9 1 5 1 0

Team Comparison

CHI ATL
Points For 113 93
Field Goals 41/82-50% 30/74-41%
Three Pointers 13/33-39% 6/30-20%
Free Throws 18/27-67% 27/35-77%
Offensive Rebounds 7 6
Defensive Rebounds 36 35
Rebounds 53 49
Blocks 9 3
Steals 11 7
Turnovers 17 24
Points Scored Off Turnovers 31 23
Points in the Paint 48 46
Fast Break Points 18 6
Personal Fouls 30 26
Technical Fouls 0 0
Flagrant Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - CHI Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 6 CHI 113 @ ATL 93 S. Harrison 2 T. Wallace 2

Game Information

Stadium: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 15,049
Game Time: 2:16