Shorthanded Bulls impress in victory over Hawks



ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published — Monday 4 February 2013

Last update 4 February 2013 5:53 am

| نسخة PDF Print News | A A

ATLANTA: The Chicago Bulls overcame the absence of a trio of injured starters and used their stifling defense to post an impressive 93-76 win at the Atlanta Hawks in Sunday’s NBA action.
Luol Deng had 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls, who opened a one-game lead atop the Central Division.
In other key games, Portland beat Utah to move within 1-1/2 games of its Northwest rival, Cleveland pulled off a shock result by beating high-flying Oklahoma City, San Antonio lost Tim Duncan to a knee injury during the win over Washington, and New York routed Sacramento, going on a 38-4 run at one point.
Chicago played without injured starters Kirk Hinrich, Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer, but dominated near the basket and got a lift from the frenetic play of Nate Robinson (20 points). The Bulls used only eight players for the second straight night, but it was more than enough for an impressive road win.
Josh Smith led Atlanta with 19 points and 13 rebounds but he scored only three points in the second half.
The Portland Trail Blazers had a 105-99 home win over Utah Jazz, reversing the result of Friday’s game in Salt Lake City.
Damian Lillard had 23 points and J.J. Hickson added 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers.
Randy Foye scored 23 points for the Jazz, who led by as many as 10 points in the third quarter.
Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving put in a spectacular performance that led the Cavaliers to an unlikely 115-110 win over Oklahoma City Thunder.
One night after saying he was “disinterested” during a loss in Detroit, Irving scored 35 points, including 13 in the final 2:52 to seal the win.
Marreese Speights scored 21 points, including eight straight in the fourth when Cleveland’s reserves opened a lead. Kevin Durant scored 32 points for the Thunder, but left briefly in the third quarter with an apparent back injury.
San Antonio’s Tim Duncan sprained his left knee and right ankle as the Spurs beat the Washington Wizards 96-86.
Washington’s Martell Webster rolled into the back of Duncan’s legs while fighting for a rebound in the second quarter, and there were audible gasps in the crowd while the All-Star was on the floor holding his left knee for several minutes.
The severity of the injuries is not known, but Duncan did not return to the bench after being helped off the court by teammates.
Tony Parker scored 19 points and Danny Green added 15 for San Antonio, which has won 18 straight at home. John Wall scored 21 points for Washington, which has lost 13 straight to San Antonio.
The New York Knicks crushed the Sacramento Kings 120-81, with even that big margin disguising the home team’s dominance, because Sacramento actually led by 10 points early.
New York’s Amare Stoudemire was 10 for 10 from the field for 21 points, entering the game when the Knicks were trailing.

The Knicks didn’t even need much from Carmelo Anthony, who tied a season low with nine points and had his run of 20-point games snapped at 31, the longest single-season streak in franchise history.
DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and nine rebounds for the Kings.
Golden State’s Stephen Curry returned in style from an ankle injury, scoring 19 of his 29 points in the second half to steer the Warriors to a 113-93 win over the Phoenix Suns.
Harrison Barnes matched his season high with 21 points for the Warriors, who have won four straight to close within 3-1/2 games of the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers.
Michael Beasley scored 24 points for the Suns.
Elsewhere, the Milwaukee Bucks beat Orlando 107-98 to inflict a ninth straight loss on the Magic, the Minnesota Timberwolves ended a six-game losing skid by downing the New Orleans Hornets 115-86, while Houston’s James Harden recorded his first career triple-double — 21 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists — as the Rockets beat the Charlotte Bobcats 109-95.

What's happening around Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) has encouraged businessmen to invest in tourism villages in Asir region.“Tourism villages are considered to be one of the most attractive options in the province,” said Mohammad A...
RIYADH: The General Presidency for Youth Welfare (GPYW) has taken part in serving pilgrims and visitors to the Two Holy Mosques as part of the organization’s voluntary and humanitarian work. In his statement, the head of the Riyadh office, Abdulrahma...
RIYADH: Prince Faisal bin Bandar, governor of Riyadh, opened on Wednesday 20 environmentally friendly entertainment projects with a total area of more than 270,000 sq. meters. Among interesting features of these new parks are replicas of the Eiffel T...
JEDDAH: Children and youths afflicted with cancer in the Eastern Province have launched a campaign against terrorist attacks. The patients, their families and doctors have slammed the attacks, which saw many killed and injured, a local publication re...
JEDDAH: Failing to report what one knows about the presence or plans of terrorists and extremists is a “grave sin” and makes the person who fails to do so an accomplice to the resulting actions, according to Abdullah bin Suleiman Al-Manae, a member o...
RIYADH: The World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) is a major player when it comes to relief work in countries wrecked by human tragedies, Secretary-General Saleh Al-Wohaibi said on Tuesday.He was addressing some 700 guests at the 13th annual iftar pa...
JEDDAH: The General Committee for the Municipal Elections has issued new regulations to oversee the polls, which will be taking place on Dec. 12, 2015.The rules released on Monday spelled out requirements for council members, list of violations and a...
JEDDAH: The Martyrs Fund has announced that it disburses 75 percent of its annual revenues to helping the needy families of martyrs, the wounded, prisoners of war and missing persons.Approximately 25 percent of the revenues is allocated for further i...
MADINAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman arrived in Madinah on Tuesday accompanied by several princes and senior officials for his first visit since ascending the throne. He was met at the airport by Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salma...
JEDDAH: The Council of Ministers has condemned the terrorist attacks in Kuwait, France, Tunisia and Egypt over the past few days.At its weekly meeting chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Monday night, the Cabinet said that the...
JEDDAH: The father of the suicide bomber who blew himself up in a mosque in Kuwait has blamed “evil” forces for his son’s behavior.Sounding confused and sad, Sulaiman Al-Gabbaa, the father of Fahad Al-Gabbaa, said: “An evil hand has sent my son to hi...
JEDDAH: The Saudi Traffic Department has denied that it is introducing new license plates for cars.It said hackers posted pictures of the supposedly new license plates on its Twitter account on Sunday. The department said the news, which went viral,...
JEDDAH: The Al-Haramain Train project is described as the largest public transportation project in the Middle East. This vital and strategic project is one of the implementation schemes of the mass expansion of the Saudi railway across the country.Th...
JEDDAH: The number of marriages between expatriates and Saudis has dropped 84 percent to 1,928 since the start of this Islamic year that began on Oct. 24, compared to the same period the previous year.The Ministry of Justice said that there were 12,0...
JEDDAH: The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) launched the idea of a project called Watani to link all parts of the Kingdom by air by beefing up activities at important provincial airports.Capt. Abdul Hakim Badar, assistant vice president a...

Stay Connected

Facebook