Chicago Bulls 93, Atlanta Hawks 73
Talking with my pops last night, we couldn’t figure out if this was really good defense by the Bullysticks, or just bad offense by the Hawks. On one hand, the Bulls only allowed 85.9 points per 100 possessions while giving up only seven made shots at the rim. On the other hand, the Hawks, as they are wont to do, settled for 55 jumpers (19 makes) and made only 36 percent of their shots. Did they suck because they didn’t care to work towards better shots or could they just not get better shots? Who knows, and who cares. Second straight convincing win for Chicago, which is good since they’re headed to the conference finals for the first time since 1998. Whoop whoop.