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Tuesday
Jan152013

Bulls Stifle Hawks 

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Even for the defensive-minded Chicago Bulls, this was quite a performance.

The Bulls held the Atlanta Hawks to the fewest first-half points in their history in a 97-58 beatdown at the United Center on Monday night. 

Chicago (21-15) held Atlanta to five second quarter points and 20 first half points. The 58 total points allowed was the fewest in Bulls franchise history.

"This was very, very embarrassing," Hawks coach Larry Drew said. "From where we were as a team to where we're at right now, we have lost all sense of team on both ends of the floor. And why that's happened I really can't put my finger on it."

Carlos Boozer had a double-double 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls, who had more than enough offense for the night.

Atlanta (21-16) had only one player in double figures and shot 29 percent from the floor.

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