Noah sparks Bulls over Hawks

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Feb 12 2014 01:19 PM | Updated as of Feb 12 2014 09:19 PM

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) grabs a rebound from Atlanta Hawks power forward Elton Brand (42) Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Louis Williams (3) and Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague (0) in the second half of their game at the United Center. Photo by Matt Marton, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

CHICAGO - Joakim Noah scored 17 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and passed off 10 assists to power the Chicago Bulls over the Atlanta Hawks 100-85 in an NBA game Tuesday.

Taj Gibson led the Bulls with 24 points and also contributed 12 rebounds for the Bulls, whose five starters all scored 10 or more points in their return home after a 3-3 road trip.

The Bulls improved to 26-25, replacing the Hawks, 25-25, as only the fourth team in the Eastern Conference with a winning record.

Paul Millsap led the Hawks with 15 points while Lou Williams added 13 and Jeff Teague scored 12, but Atlanta lost for the fourth game in a row.

The Hawks, who have lost six games in a row at Chicago, fell behind by 25 points in the second quarter and came no closer than eight points in the final minutes.

Atlanta's Kyle Korver stretched his NBA record streak of games with at least one 3-point basket to 119 while Millsap had his streak of 21 games in a row with a steal snapped.

© 1994-2014 Agence France-Presse