Wednesday, May 11, 2011

NBA: Chicago Bulls Beat Atlanta Hawks with 3-2 Series Lead

Derrick Rose scored 33 points, Luol Deng added 23 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-83 in Game 5 of the semifinals of Basketball League in the Eastern Conference Tuesday night, taking a lead of 3-2 in the best-of-seven series.

Chicago Taj Gibson had 11 points - all in the fourth quarter. Rose also scored 11 in the quarter; the Bulls beat the Hawks 26-15 in the fourth.

Taj, man, he not only knows how good he is at this moment, said Rose. Still young, still trying to learn the game, but he came and did what I should do.

Game 6 is Thursday in Atlanta and Chicago is a victory for its final conference first appearance since 1998, when Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen finished their second championship three peat.

Josh Smith led the Hawks with 16 points. Jamal Crawford graduated from Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, which had just two points on 1-of-9 shooting.


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