Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers Win: NBA Tuesday Roundup – (Part 1)

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Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers Win: NBA Tuesday Roundup – (Part 1)
Six National Basketball Association (NBA) franchises went head-to-head on 22 March, 2011.
Here are the highlights of the matches.
Chicago Bulls thrash Atlanta Hawks 114-81
The Chicago Bulls posted their second straight win of the 2010-11 season with an impressive 114-81 victory over the struggling Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on Tuesday night.
Derrick Rose was brilliant on the night as he scored a game-high 30 points and grabbed 10 assists for Chicago. Luol Deng racked up 27 points, four rebounds and one block for the Bulls, who are at the top of the Eastern Conference standings with 51 victories
this season.
Jeff Teague of Atlanta came off the bench with a team-high 20 points in the defeat. Josh Smith and Al Horford added 14 points each, while Joe Johnson finished with 13 points for the Hawks, who have lost seven of their last 10 games.
Deng paced the Bulls with 11 points in the first quarter as Chicago held a 31-21 lead going into the second. The Bulls kept playing some solid defence throughout the second quarter to stay in control of the game, taking a 72-43 lead at half time. Chicago
continued their hot shooting and extended their lead through the third quarter, taking a 98-60 lead into the final stanza.
Leading by 38 points after three quarters, the Bulls maintained a double-digit lead throughout the fourth quarter to seal another road victory.
Josh Smith said that his team lacked chemistry in the game and never really got going. He said, "This is starting to get embarrassing. We did not help each other, and when you do not help each other it gets contagious."
Portland Trail Blazers cruise past Washington Wizards 111–76
Gerald Wallace displayed a fabulous all-around game once again with a game-high 28 points as the Portland Trail Blazers downed the Washington Wizards 111-76 at Rose Garden on Tuesday night.
The Blazers acquired Wallace in a trade with the Charlotte Bobcats one month ago. The 28-year-old forward said that he was adjusting well to his new team-mates and enjoying playing for Portland.
He said, "I think I have found a comfort zone as far as playing with the guys, getting a feel for what the guys like to do. And I think they are getting comfortable with me out there on the floor."
Wallace praised the way his team played after the game. He told reporters, "Tonight, we were getting out and running. We scored in transition off turnovers and got to the basket. If we do that, it makes it a whole lot easier for everybody."
LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum had 22 points each for the Blazers. Batum also pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds. Wesley Matthews added 15 points while guard Andre Miller grabbed 11 assists in the victory.
Jordan Crawford had a team-high 12 points for the Wizards, who lost their second straight game. Kevin Seraphin came off the bench with 10 points in the defeat. Portland held the visitors to 31 percent shooting from the field in the first quarter to take
a 35-29 advantage after 12 minutes.
The Blazers continued to play offensively and held a 62-45 at half time. Portland then outscored Washington in the second half 49-31 to seal their 41st victory of the season.



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