If it had been a single-player game, the bull's point guard, Kris Dunn, would have had some satisfaction.
He shot 5:11 from the field on Wednesday, made a threesome and had a threesome but one turnover.
The much visited Hawks rookie Trae Young went from the field for 1 to 12, including 1 for 7 from the three-point circle.
The Bulls brought Young for one They were interested in selecting him, even though they had insisted that Dunn's husband was on the rise.
Dunn should have taken his first match against Young personally.
At 6:15 in the third quarter Dunn grabbed Young's bag and stormed in to a nasty one-handed slam, uttering an ancient scream and making sure Young heard it.
When asked about the showdown, Dunn took the main road.
never, "Dunn said when asked if he wanted to send Young a message. "Come and play the defense, do what I do."
"I hope we take every game personally," said coach Jim Boylen. "I understand this situation, but I want us to take on every game personally, to represent the cops, and the bulls on the chest are very important. And we play appropriately. I want it to be not just an individual situation. More about the representation of the cops and the city. This is what I want. "
Unfortunately, there were more matches for Boylen than Dunn-Young at the United Center. And Atlanta (15-32) won most of them.
The Bulls (11-37) allowed 42 points in the first quarter and the big man John Collins scored a score of 35 points in the Hawks' 121-101 win.
Those looking to rebuild for development will be disappointed.
But the loss kept the Bulls out for one of the top three Drafts, as the Cavaliers and Knicks were lost.
Dunn, however, I was not interested in this side of the business.
"I have to watch, I have to play the defense," Dunn said about the performance. "They just can not play insult, they have to guard There are five people, and to have a good defense, everyone has to be in sync with each other, we all need to know what we're doing This may lead to minor problems. "
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-and-step Hawks scored 15 to 40 out of three points, including 6 to 9 in the first quarter.
Boylen was criticized for the fundamental offense he has since Taking office on behalf of Fred Hoiberg took December 3rd, but he promised once again that once the basics were attained, he would open the shooting and tempo from outside.
"I have the feeling in my heart 45 [three-pointers] kö could not be too much for this group [to shoot in one game]; 25 is not enough, "said Boylen," I do not have this number to give you an exact number. "
" What we're talking about is that we take three at the pace of the offense recognize when we are open, and recognize which shots to hit We want to know who we are. "
NOTE: Jabari Parker missed the game with a strained right patellar tendon.