Bulls Defeat Hawks at Home 136-126

The Hawks couldn’t sustain a lead over the visiting Chicago Bulls, losing 136-126.

Once again, the lack of consistent defense undermined the Hawks, particularly with the absence of Clint Capela, who was unable to play tonight due to a “left adductor strain.” The Hawks had a lead on most of the first half, as high as 13 points. The Bulls would take over in the second half, rebuffing attempts by the Hawks to reclaim their lead.

Bogi Bogdanovic was tonight’s point leader with 28 points, 4 assists, and 2 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter had 23 points and 6 rebounds. Trae Young had 19 points, 14 assists, and 3 rebounds.

As a team, the Hawks shot 47% compared to the Bulls, 55%. The three-point shooting broke in favor of the Bulls as well, 46% to 32%.

The Hawks remain in 10th place in the NBA Eastern Conference, with a 24-29 record and a .453 winning percentage. They currently qualify for the play-in tournament.

The Hawks head to Charlotte to play the Hornets on Wednesday. Young will head to Indianapolis to play in the NBA All-Star Game this Sunday.