"The Bulls finally found a cure for their home woes. Play a team that produces historically bad offensive basketball.
Well, that and an intense and locked-in coach from the morning shootaround onward.
The Hawks scored the fewest points in a regular-season game against the Bulls and narrowly avoided the lowest opponent field-goal percentage in the Bulls' 97-58 cakewalk, which pushed the Bulls' United Center record to 11-10.
"Thibs was screaming at us early in the morning," Joakim Noah said, a playful smile forming. "It's not fun to be screamed at at 9 a.m.
"What was he screaming about? That we were 10-10 at home. With a lot of F-bombs. A lot of F-bombs."
Before the game, Kyle Korver fretted about recent Hawks struggles, proving his accuracy goes beyond 3-point marksmanship. These two sentences are the only times "marksmanship" and "Hawks" will be used together.
The Hawks, who have lost five straight road games, used a late rally to shoot 29.3 percent and tied another Bulls opponent low with five points in the second quarter, during which they shot 9.5 percent.