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LaVine, Portis lead Bulls past short-handed Hawks, 129-122

ATLANTA (AP) A visit to the lowly Atlanta Hawks provided a confidence boost for the Chicago Bulls.

Zach LaVine scored 21 points, including four free throws in the final 17 seconds to stop Atlanta's comeback, and the Bulls beat the injury-depleted Hawks 129-122 on Sunday.

Bobby Portis also had 21 points for Chicago (23-43), which has only three more wins than Atlanta (20-47) near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. The Bulls did not play like a draft lottery contender, shooting 49 percent from the field and committing only five turnovers.

''It's fun basketball, playing that way, playing for each other, making each other better,'' Portis said.

The Hawks lost Kent Bazemore to a right knee sprain and Jaylen Morris to a left ankle injury in the second quarter. Dennis Schroder was held out after hurting his left elbow in Friday night's loss at Indiana. The injury is not thought to be serious.

Bazemore appeared to be slightly favoring the right knee as he left the locker room following the game.

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said he hoped to have updates on Bazemore and Morris on Monday.

Taurean Prince, who led Atlanta with a career-high 38 points, sank a 3-pointer in traffic with 1:26 remaining to cut Chicago's lead to 118-115.

Prince added a four-point play with 18.3 seconds remaining, again cutting the Bulls' lead to three points at 125-122. LaVine's free throws padded the lead.

Prince was benched by Budenholzer in the second half of Atlanta's loss at Indiana on Friday night but bounced back with a strong overall game, including seven assists.

''I just want to take what I can from this game and apply it to the next,'' Prince said.

Budenholzer said Prince provided ''a lot of positives'' despite the loss.

Budenholzer said he was impressed ''just to see Taurean grow in a game like this and grow in an opportunity where he has the ball in his hands more without Dennis, without Baze.''

Mike Muscala also set a career high with 19 points for Atlanta.

Lauri Markkanen scored 19 points and Antonio Blakeney had 14 for Chicago.

Schroder's backup, Malcolm Delaney (left ankle sprain), also did not play. Isaiah Taylor had seven points and eight assists in his first career start.

Prince scored 10 of Atlanta's first 19 points, including two early 3-pointers. The Hawks led 24-8, forcing Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg to call two early timeouts.

Chicago outscored Atlanta 33-16 in the second period to lead 53-50 at halftime.

''I give our bench a lot of credit for turning that game around,'' Hoiberg said. ''I thought they came out and made simple plays.''

TIP-INS

Bulls: C Robin Lopez started but played only in the first quarter, and G Justin Holiday was held out as Hoiberg said the team was ''taking it game by game'' on lineups. Those two players were the focus of a reminder from the league to the team after the All-Star break about player rest and tanking. ... The Bulls made 8 of 13 3s in the third quarter and 17 of 37 for the game.

Hawks: Morris was signed to a second 10-day contract after averaging 4.8 points and 3.0 rebounds in five games. He had four points in six minutes before his injury. ... Josh Magette, on a two-way contract, played a career-high 22 minutes and had seven points with eight assists.

FEW MISTAKES

The Bulls had 31 assists, including seven by Denzel Valentine and five by Kris Dunn and Portis, to go with the five turnovers.

HOT SHOOTING

The Hawks set a season high with 19 3-pointers on 40 attempts. Prince made 7 of 13 3s.

''He came out hot and just kept feeling it,'' said teammate John Collins, who had 15 points.

Muscala made five of six 3s.

UP NEXT

Bulls: Host Clippers on Tuesday.

Hawks: Host Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

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Key Players
Z. LaVine
8 PG
D. Schroder
17 PG
31.0 Min. Per Game 31.0
19.2 Pts. Per Game 19.2
6.1 Ast. Per Game 6.1
3.1 Reb. Per Game 3.1
39.1 Field Goal % 43.4
38.8 Three Point % 43.4
78.7 Free Throw % 87.0
  Defensive rebound by Bobby Portis 0:05
  Taurean Waller-Prince missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:05
+ 1 Zach LaVine made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:09
+ 1 Zach LaVine made 1st of 2 free throws 0:09
  Personal foul on Isaiah Taylor 0:09
  Defensive rebound by Bobby Portis 0:09
  Tyler Dorsey missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:13
+ 1 Zach LaVine made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:17
+ 1 Zach LaVine made 1st of 2 free throws 0:17
  Personal foul on Tyler Dorsey 0:17
+ 1 Taurean Waller-Prince made free throw 0:18
Team Stats
Points 129 122
Field Goals 48-98 (49.0%) 42-82 (51.2%)
3-Pointers 17-37 (45.9%) 19-40 (47.5%)
Free Throws 16-19 (84.2%) 19-22 (86.4%)
Total Rebounds 51 45
Offensive 13 5
Defensive 34 37
Team 4 3
Assists 31 32
Steals 10 2
Blocks 4 5
Turnovers 5 15
Fouls 24 14
Technicals 1 0
21 PTS, 10 REB, 5 AST
38 PTS, 6 REB, 7 AST
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away team logo Bulls 23-43 20333838129
home team logo Hawks 20-47 34163537122
Team Stats
away team logo Bulls 23-43 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Hawks 20-47 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
B. Portis PF 13.2 PPG 6.8 RPG 1.7 APG 47.1 FG%
T. Waller-Prince SF 14.1 PPG 4.7 RPG 2.6 APG 42.6 FG%
Top Scorers
B. Portis PF 21 PTS 10 REB 5 AST
T. Waller-Prince SF 38 PTS 6 REB 7 AST
49.0 FG% 51.2
45.9 3PT FG% 47.5
84.2 FT% 86.4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
Z. LaVine 28 21 1 3 0 1 1 3 7/16 3/8 4/4 0 1 28 -8
L. Markkanen 29 19 8 0 1 1 1 2 6/13 1/5 6/6 2 6 28 -15
K. Dunn 30 13 2 5 3 0 1 4 5/13 2/4 1/2 1 1 27 -17
D. Nwaba 22 10 3 2 1 0 0 5 3/4 2/2 2/4 0 3 18 -5
R. Lopez 12 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 2/6 0/0 0/0 2 0 9 -14
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
Z. LaVine 28 21 1 3 0 1 1 3 7/16 3/8 4/4 0 1 28 -8
L. Markkanen 29 19 8 0 1 1 1 2 6/13 1/5 6/6 2 6 28 -15
K. Dunn 30 13 2 5 3 0 1 4 5/13 2/4 1/2 1 1 27 -17
D. Nwaba 22 10 3 2 1 0 0 5 3/4 2/2 2/4 0 3 18 -5
R. Lopez 12 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 2/6 0/0 0/0 2 0 9 -14
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Portis 27 21 10 5 1 0 0 3 9/16 2/5 1/1 5 5 42 +21
A. Blakeney 18 14 3 1 1 0 0 2 6/9 2/3 0/0 0 3 20 +16
D. Valentine 26 12 6 7 1 0 2 3 5/10 2/4 0/0 1 5 31 +11
N. Vonleh 18 8 8 2 0 1 0 0 3/8 2/5 0/0 0 8 21 +20
C. Payne 17 7 2 4 2 0 0 0 2/3 1/1 2/2 1 1 19 +24
C. Felicio 8 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 1 4 +2
J. Holiday - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Asik - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Grant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Eddie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Zipser - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Arcidiacono - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 129 47 31 10 4 5 24 48/98 17/37 16/19 13 34 247 +35
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Waller-Prince 35 38 6 7 1 0 2 1 11/18 7/13 9/10 0 6 57 +10
J. Collins 26 15 7 0 0 1 1 2 5/8 0/0 5/6 0 7 22 -6
D. Dedmon 30 10 9 2 1 1 2 1 4/6 1/2 1/1 2 7 23 -9
I. Taylor 27 7 1 8 0 0 3 5 3/7 0/0 1/2 0 1 21 +4
K. Bazemore 12 6 0 3 0 0 1 0 2/5 2/3 0/0 0 0 11 -7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Waller-Prince 35 38 6 7 1 0 2 1 11/18 7/13 9/10 0 6 57 +10
J. Collins 26 15 7 0 0 1 1 2 5/8 0/0 5/6 0 7 22 -6
D. Dedmon 30 10 9 2 1 1 2 1 4/6 1/2 1/1 2 7 23 -9
I. Taylor 27 7 1 8 0 0 3 5 3/7 0/0 1/2 0 1 21 +4
K. Bazemore 12 6 0 3 0 0 1 0 2/5 2/3 0/0 0 0 11 -7
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Muscala 22 19 5 0 0 1 1 2 7/9 5/6 0/0 1 4 24 +4
T. Dorsey 27 7 3 3 0 1 0 1 3/11 1/7 0/0 0 3 17 -11
J. Magette 21 7 2 8 0 0 1 0 2/6 1/3 2/2 1 1 24 +2
A. White 13 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 2/6 2/5 1/1 0 1 8 -16
J. Morris 5 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 2/3 0/1 0/0 0 1 6 -3
M. Plumlee 16 2 7 0 0 1 3 1 1/3 0/0 0/0 1 6 7 -3
M. Delaney - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Cavanaugh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Schroder - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Cleveland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Bembry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 122 42 32 2 5 15 14 42/82 19/40 19/22 5 37 220 -35