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Bulls' Thomas returns with a bang in 96-85 win


By Kent McDill, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday December 26, 2009 11:31PM

CHICAGO (NBA.com exclusive) -- Tyrus Thomas had his best game of the season for the Bulls on Saturday night against the New Orleans Hornets.

Of course, it was only his fifth game of the season, and his first since Nov. 5, but it still counted as his best.

Thomas returned from almost two months on the shelf with a broken left arm to provide a team-high 21 points and nine rebounds off the bench as the Bulls defeated the New Orleans Hornets 96-85 at the United Center Saturday.

"I felt good,'' Thomas said."I just wanted to get my timing and rhythm back, get back into the flow of the game."

"You saw what his athleticism does for us,'' Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro said."His activity was productive."

Joakim Noah fed off Thomas' energy to come up with 17 points and 18 rebounds, six off the offensive boards. Kirk Hinrich, reinserted into the starting lineup for John Salmons, had 14 points while Derrick Rose had 14 points and nine assists.

"The addition of Thomas was big for them,'' New Orleans coach Jeff Bower said."They had a mindset from the beginning that they were going to compete. They played well from the start."

It was the Bulls' first win since the hellish game against Sacramento on Monday when they let a 35-point second half lead fade away.

The smallish Bulls (11-17) had an unheard-of 54-16 advantage on points in the paint, one of the few times this season the Bulls have scored a majority of their points inside.

"And we had 28 assists, so the ball was moving,'' Del Negro said.

The Hornets (13-15) failed to win on the road on an Eastern Conference floor for the sixth time in as many tries. Devin Brown made his first six 3-point attempts and finished with 22 points, although he was 0-for-3 in the second half.

Chris Paul had 15 points and seven assists, but the Bulls had three players collapsing on him inside and the Hornets could not hit enough outside shots to make them pay for it.

"Tonight it was my responsibility,'' Paul said."I can't continue to let us come out that sluggish. Devin was hot and carried us, but they made their defensive adjustments and we couldn't get out and run or get in the paint to score."

Trailing 51-50 at halftime, the Bulls outscored the Hornets 23-9 in the third quarter, as New Orleans shot three of 15 from the field and the Bulls had a 14-6 edge on the boards. Playing with a 13-point lead going into the fourth quarter, the Bulls had to prove they could protect it. The Sacramento game was solidly on their minds.

New Orleans put together its only second-half run to cut the difference to nine points late in the fourth, and it wasn't until Noah scored on a quick rebound basket with 40 seconds left to give the Bulls their final basket that the Chicago faithful could breath deeply.

"When we got that big lead I knew you guys were thinking about that,'' Bulls forward Luol Deng said. "Even though we panicked a little bit, we did a good job getting offensive rebounds and running our offense." Thomas, who broke his arm lifting weights in the first week of November, made his first appearance Saturday at the 8:51 mark after Taj Gibson took his second foul. Two minutes later, he had back-to-back blocks (although he was only credited for one) and scored his first basket on an active three-pass play from Rose and Hinrich.

The Bulls discovered they could score inside against the Hornets, while the visitors were satisfied hitting outside shots. The Bulls outscored New Orleans 16-2 in the paint in the first quarter, while Brown went 3-for-3 from 3-point range to lead the Hornets with a quick 11 points.

"He looked more like (Downtown) Freddie Brown,'' Del Negro joked.

The Hornets won the first quarter, 27-24, thanks in part to a silly move on Thomas' part. After gathering a defensive rebound, Thomas threw the ball out to Rose, but Peja Stojakovic stepped in front of the Bulls' guard, grabbed the pass and hit a 18-footer to give the Hornets a 27-24 advantage.

The Hornets opened up an eight-point lead early in the second quarter but the Bulls came back, employing a collapsing defense inside to keep Chris Paul from converting any of his drives into baskets.

Brown hit another pair of 3-pointers to push the Hornets ahead 42-31, but the Bulls got very active on offense. Thomas had a 3-point play and followed it with a steal and jam to bring the Bulls to within a point at 49-48.

The Bulls had three chances in the remainder of the half to take the lead but messed it up every time, allowing New Orleans to go into the locker room with a 51-50 edge.

Brown finished the first half six for six from the field, all 3-pointers, and had 22 points at the break. Thomas led the Bulls with 11 points while Noah had nine points and 11 rebounds in the first two quarters.

Hornets
Bulls
     
    • 41.8%

    • 46.2%

    • 47.4%

    • 44.4%

    • 71.4%

    • 72.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOH CHI
Total Rebounds 7 10
Offensive Rebounds 3 10
Turnovers 12 15
Fast Break Pts: 9 15
Biggest Lead: 11 18
Points in the Paint: 16 54
NOH CHI
p Brown   22 Thomas   21
rb Okafor   9 Noah   18
a Paul   7 Rose   9
s Paul   3 Rose   2
b Wright   3 Noah   4
 
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New Orleans Hornets (37-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Stojakovic F 28:11 4-9 0-3 0-0 -16 0 5 5 1 1 2 0 0 0 8
D. West F 25:23 6-14 0-0 0-0 -19 0 3 3 1 2 0 4 0 1 12
E. Okafor C 20:18 0-5 0-0 4-8 -9 3 6 9 0 3 0 3 2 2 4
D. Brown G 31:17 6-9 6-7 4-4 -9 0 4 4 1 1 2 2 0 1 22
C. Paul G 38:57 7-14 1-2 0-0 -12 0 1 1 7 1 3 1 2 1 15
D. Songaila   27:32 3-10 0-0 0-0 -1 0 3 3 1 4 0 1 1 1 6
J. Wright   11:44 1-3 0-0 0-0 +11 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 2
J. Posey   22:03 1-5 1-4 2-2 -1 0 5 5 2 2 0 1 0 1 5
D. Collison   14:09 3-5 0-1 0-0 +3 0 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 6
M. Thornton   14:22 2-3 1-2 0-0 -2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
B. Brown   06:04 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
H. Armstrong DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-79 9-19 10-14   3 31 34 16 15 8 12 8 8 85
  41.8% 47.4% 71.4%   team rebs: 7 total to: 12
Chicago Bulls (41-41)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Deng F 41:31 6-13 0-1 0-0 +17 0 8 8 3 1 0 2 2 0 12
T. Gibson F 08:35 2-3 0-0 1-1 +10 0 2 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 5
J. Noah C-F 34:59 8-15 0-0 1-2 +18 6 12 18 2 1 0 2 4 2 17
K. Hinrich G 35:46 5-13 3-5 1-1 +13 0 6 6 7 3 1 1 0 1 14
D. Rose G 39:44 7-20 0-0 0-0 +21 4 2 6 9 1 2 3 0 4 14
T. Thomas   32:15 10-17 0-1 1-3 0 0 9 9 2 2 1 3 2 0 21
J. Salmons   23:16 1-5 1-2 0-0 -7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
J. Johnson   16:44 2-2 0-0 2-2 -11 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0 0 6
B. Miller   05:15 0-1 0-0 2-2 -4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
J. Pargo   01:55 1-2 0-0 0-0 -2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
A. Gray DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Hunter DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-91 4-9 8-11   10 41 51 28 13 5 15 8 8 96
  46.2% 44.4% 72.7%   team rebs: 10 total to: 15

inactive

  • Hornets: Diogu, Marks, Peterson
  • Bulls: James

technical fouls

  • Hornets: --
  • Bulls: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Officials: #32 Eddie F. Rush, #52 Pat Fraher, #66 Haywoode Workman
  • Attendance: 22008
  • Duration: 2:3
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Chicago Bulls (15-18)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Noah vs Okafor (Paul gains possession)
Stojakovic Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:37 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:36 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:36 Noah Tip Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:32  
  11:30 Gibson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:22 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:03
[CHI 2-0]
Gibson Hook Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:50
[NOH 2-2]
 
  10:38
[CHI 4-2]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  10:15  
Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:13  
Okafor Layup Shot: Missed  10:13  
  10:12 Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:01
[CHI 6-2]
Noah Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Deng (1 AST) 
Okafor Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:42  
  09:27 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:25  
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  09:14
[NOH 4-6]
 
  09:03 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:01  
  08:51 Gibson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:51
[NOH 5-6]
 
  08:51 Gibson Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:51  
  08:50 Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:38
[CHI 8-5]
Rose Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  08:16  
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:14  
Okafor Tip Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:13 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:03 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:01  
  07:56 Hinrich Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:56
[NOH 6-8]
 
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:56
[NOH 7-8]
 
  07:32 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:30  
Okafor Layup Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:19 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:15 Hinrich Layup Shot: Missed Block: Paul (1 BLK) 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:12  
Okafor Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK)  07:09  
  07:07 Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:56 Deng 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:55  
West Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST)  06:39
[NOH 9-8]
 
  06:18 Noah Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (1 BLK) 
  06:16 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:16
[CHI 10-9]
Noah Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST)  06:06
[NOH 11-10]
 
West Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:52  
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  05:52  
  05:52
[CHI 11-11]
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:52 Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:50  
Paul Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (1 BLK)  05:34  
  05:33 Rose Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:27
[CHI 13-11]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST) 
Okafor Jump Shot: Missed Block: Noah (2 BLK)  05:07  
  05:04 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:53 Thomas Running Layup Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:52  
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:39
[NOH 13-13]
 
  04:15
[CHI 15-13]
Deng Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (2 AST) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:54 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:49 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:47  
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:36
[NOH 16-15]
 
  03:18
[CHI 18-16]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST) 
Paul Layup Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:10 Team Rebound 
Okafor Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  03:10  
  03:10 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Salmons 
  02:53 Thomas Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST)  02:44
[NOH 19-18]
 
  02:31 Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (2 BLK) 
  02:30 Team Rebound 
  02:25 Deng Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  02:25 Rose Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  02:24 Johnson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
West Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:10
[NOH 21-18]
 
  01:52
[CHI 20-21]
Thomas Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (3 AST) 
West Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  01:43  
West Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:43  
West Substitution replaced by Songaila  01:43  
  01:43 Noah Substitution replaced by Miller 
  01:27 Thomas Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:25  
  01:15 Hinrich Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:15
[NOH 22-20]
 
  01:15 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Rose 
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:15  
  01:13 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:52.3  
  00:52.3
[CHI 21-22]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Okafor Substitution replaced by Wright  00:52.3  
  00:52.3
[CHI 22-22]
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Stojakovic (1 AST)  00:38.5
[NOH 25-22]
 
  00:28.7
[CHI 24-25]
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  00:07.9  
  00:05.9 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:04.0 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Stojakovic (1 ST) 
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:03.9
[NOH 27-24]
 
  00:02.0 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Stojakovic (2 ST) 
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Chicago Bulls (15-18)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Salmons Jump Shot: Missed 
Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:43  
Songaila Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  11:31
[NOH 29-24]
 
  11:18
[CHI 26-29]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Songaila Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rose (1 ST)  10:55  
  10:42 Miller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK) 
Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:40  
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  10:28  
  10:26 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:20 Rose Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wright (2 BLK) 
  10:18 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:18 Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Paul (2 BLK) 
  10:18 Team Rebound 
  10:18 Thomas Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Posey  10:18  
  10:14 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST) 
Posey 3pt Shot: Missed  10:00  
  09:58 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:54 Rose Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST) 
  09:51 Gibson Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:51
[NOH 30-26]
 
Paul Substitution replaced by Collison  09:51  
  09:51 Gibson Substitution replaced by Deng 
  09:51 Rose Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  09:51
[NOH 31-26]
 
  09:29 Salmons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:28  
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:17
[NOH 34-26]
 
Posey Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  08:57  
  08:57 Timeout : Regular 
  08:57
[CHI 27-34]
Hinrich Free Throw Technical (4 PTS) 
  08:51
[CHI 29-34]
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:28  
  08:28 Miller Substitution replaced by Noah 
  08:18
[CHI 31-34]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (4 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST)  08:05
[NOH 37-31]
 
  07:51 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:49  
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Posey (1 AST)  07:31
[NOH 39-31]
 
  07:16 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:14  
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS)  07:08
[NOH 42-31]
 
  06:51 Deng Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:50 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:49
[CHI 33-42]
Noah Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Collison 3pt Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:31 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:19 Noah Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
  06:19 Johnson Substitution replaced by Rose 
Posey 3pt Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:06 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  05:51
[CHI 36-42]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Deng (2 AST) 
  05:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
Brown Substitution replaced by West  05:36  
Wright Substitution replaced by Thornton  05:36  
Songaila Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:28 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:14 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:13 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  05:13 Noah Layup Shot: Missed Block: Songaila (1 BLK) 
  05:13 Team Rebound 
  05:11
[CHI 38-42]
Noah Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  04:52
[NOH 45-38]
 
  04:43
[CHI 41-45]
Salmons 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (5 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST)  04:22
[NOH 47-41]
 
  04:07
[CHI 43-47]
Rose Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (6 AST) 
Songaila Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:42 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Songaila Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:33  
Collison Substitution replaced by Paul  03:33  
  03:33 Salmons Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  03:24
[CHI 45-47]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Songaila Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:24  
Songaila Substitution replaced by Okafor  03:24  
  03:24
[CHI 46-47]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
  03:09 Noah Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:09
[NOH 48-46]
 
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:09
[NOH 49-46]
 
  02:58 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:56  
  02:45 Thomas Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:45  
West Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST)  02:41  
  02:37
[CHI 48-49]
Thomas Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:13 Team Rebound 
Okafor Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  02:13  
  02:13 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Salmons 
  02:01 Salmons Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:59  
West Jump Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:49 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  01:33 Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Paul (2 ST) 
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:21
[NOH 51-48]
 
  01:01 Thomas Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Okafor Substitution replaced by Stojakovic  01:01  
Posey 3pt Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
  00:40.8 Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:35.0
[CHI 50-51]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST) 
West Layup Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
  00:18.9 Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:17.1 Deng Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Chicago Bulls (15-18)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  11:46  
West Jump Shot: Missed  11:32  
  11:30 Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  11:20
[CHI 52-51]
Deng Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:53 Gibson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:48
[CHI 54-51]
Noah Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gibson (2 AST) 
  10:37 Rose Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:19 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  10:02
[CHI 56-51]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  09:48
[NOH 53-56]
 
  09:33
[CHI 58-53]
Noah Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:25  
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  09:09  
  09:09 Deng Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:09  
Team Rebound  09:09  
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:09  
  09:07 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  08:56 Deng Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Brown Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:49  
  08:35 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  08:33  
Okafor Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  08:19  
  08:09 Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:09 Team Rebound 
  08:00
[CHI 60-53]
Deng Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Noah (1 AST) 
West Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (3 BLK)  07:42  
  07:40 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Brown Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:29  
  07:22 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:21  
West Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST)  07:13  
  07:08
[CHI 62-53]
Gibson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rose (5 AST) 
Stojakovic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:08  
  07:08
[CHI 63-53]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
  07:01 Gibson Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
  07:01 Gibson Substitution replaced by Thomas 
West Jump Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:54 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:49 Rose Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Brown (2 ST) 
Brown Layup Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:28 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:20 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:18 Rose Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:14 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:12  
West Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:52
[NOH 55-63]
 
  05:33
[CHI 65-55]
Hinrich Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Okafor Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hinrich (1 ST)  05:20  
  05:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
Okafor Substitution replaced by Songaila  05:13  
  04:59
[CHI 67-55]
Noah Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Songaila Layup Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:43 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
  04:29 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:27  
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:13 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:57
[CHI 69-55]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (7 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:38 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  03:23 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:22 Noah Rebound (Off:5 Def:10) 
  03:22 Noah Tip Shot: Missed 
  03:22 Team Rebound 
  03:22 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Salmons 
  03:22 Thomas Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  03:22 Jump Ball Noah vs Songaila 
  03:18 Jump Ball Salmons vs Paul (Noah gains possession) 
Songaila Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:08  
  03:02 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:00 Rose Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  02:50 Noah Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:50  
West Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  02:30  
West Substitution replaced by Posey  02:30  
  02:30 Noah Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  02:10
[CHI 71-55]
Thomas Slam Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Salmons (1 AST) 
Posey Layup Shot: Missed Block: Deng (1 BLK)  01:53  
  01:52 Team Rebound 
Brown Substitution replaced by Thornton  01:52  
  01:52 Rose Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
Paul Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:43  
Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Wright  01:43  
  01:35 Hinrich Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Paul (3 ST) 
Songaila Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (2 BLK)  01:29  
  01:25 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:21
[CHI 73-55]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST) 
  01:06 Hinrich Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Posey 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST)  00:55.0
[NOH 58-73]
 
  00:31.9 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:30.8  
  00:30.8 Thomas Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Posey Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:30.8
[NOH 59-73]
 
Posey Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:30.8
[NOH 60-73]
 
Songaila Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:12.9  
  00:12.9 Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:12.9 Team Rebound 
  00:12.9 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Rose 
  00:12.9 Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  00:11.8  
Paul Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rose (2 ST)  00:03.9  
  00:01.0 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:43 Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  11:21 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:19 Rose Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  11:16
[CHI 75-60]
Deng Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rose (6 AST) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  11:01  
  10:59 Deng Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  10:47 Salmons Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:46  
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST)  10:29
[NOH 62-75]
 
  10:11 Deng Jump Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:09  
Songaila Layup Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:53 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:48
[CHI 77-62]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rose (7 AST) 
Paul Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:35
[NOH 64-77]
 
  09:05
[CHI 79-64]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Songaila Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST)  08:47
[NOH 66-79]
 
  08:20
[CHI 81-66]
Rose Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Paul Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:10
[NOH 68-81]
 
Thornton Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:51  
  07:51 Timeout : Regular 
Thornton Substitution replaced by Collison  07:51  
  07:51 Deng Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  07:51
[CHI 82-68]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  07:51 Rose Substitution replaced by Pargo 
  07:51
[CHI 83-68]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Johnson Violation:Defensive Goaltending  07:37  
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:37
[NOH 70-83]
 
  07:22 Pargo Jump Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:21  
Collison Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Posey (2 AST)  07:04
[NOH 72-83]
 
  06:44 Johnson Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:44 Johnson Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  06:44 Johnson Substitution replaced by Noah 
Jump Ball Salmons vs Collison  06:36  
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:27 Pargo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:09
[CHI 85-72]
Pargo Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Noah (2 AST) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  06:03  
  05:59 Noah Rebound (Off:5 Def:11) 
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Brown Substitution replaced by Stojakovic  05:56  
  05:56 Salmons Substitution replaced by Deng 
  05:56 Pargo Substitution replaced by Rose 
  05:49 Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:48  
Posey Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  05:29  
Posey Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:29  
Posey Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:19  
  05:11
[CHI 87-72]
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Deng (3 AST) 
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST)  04:50
[NOH 74-87]
 
  04:36
[CHI 89-74]
Rose Pullup Bank shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:24
[NOH 76-89]
 
  04:11
[CHI 91-76]
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Rose (8 AST) 
Paul Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:53
[NOH 78-91]
 
  03:33
[CHI 94-78]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rose (9 AST) 
Songaila Jump Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:10 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  02:54 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:52  
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:45
[NOH 81-94]
 
  02:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Wright  02:45  
Paul Substitution replaced by Thornton  02:45  
Posey Substitution replaced by Brown  02:45  
  02:29 Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST) 
Wright Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Songaila (1 AST)  02:23
[NOH 83-94]
 
  02:05 Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wright (3 BLK) 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:03  
Songaila Layup Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:55 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  01:36 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:34  
Collison Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:30
[NOH 85-94]
 
  01:11 Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:10  
Brown Layup Shot: Missed Block: Deng (2 BLK)  00:58.9  
  00:55.9 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  00:40.4 Hinrich Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:40.4 Noah Rebound (Off:6 Def:11) 
  00:40.4
[CHI 96-85]
Noah Tip Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Collison Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (4 BLK)  00:30.9  
  00:28.9 Noah Rebound (Off:6 Def:12) 
  00:06.9 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:04.8  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NOH
5th Southwest
37
45
3-7
24-17
13-28
CHI
3rd Central
41
41
7-3
24-17
17-24
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NOH
West 18.8
Okafor 9.0
Paul 10.7
Okafor 1.6
Paul 2.1
CHI
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.0
2 players 7.2
2 players 1.4
2 players 1.8

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