CHICAGO (AP) -- Jason Terry had to wait it out -- but he got the bounce that he wanted.
Terry had 23 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds for his first
career triple-double as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Chicago Bulls
110-88 Friday night.
With the Hawks up 102-82 with 2:29 left, Terry got a rebound to complete his triple-double.
"Everything was going right,'' said Terry. "Coach (Terry Stotts) left me in the fourth quarter when things started to get a little out of hand. The ball just bounced my way.''
The Hawks stopped a three-game losing streak with a rare road
victory. Atlanta is 6-24 away from home this season.
With the Hawks leading in double figures for most of the game
Stotts remained cautious.
"You fear, especially on the road, that a team is going to make a run and cut the lead and that you have the poise and confidence not to wilt,'' Stotts said.
Terry set career highs for assists and rebounds, and also shot
10-for-14. Glenn Robinson also scored 23 points and Ira Newble had
13 for Atlanta.
The Hawks shot 65 percent in the first quarter and took a 36-19 lead.
"This team has to learn that we have to come out in the beginning of the game moving the ball and playing as a team,'' Chicago's Jalen Rose said. "They had 33 assists and we only had 11. They thoroughly dominated us.''
Nazr Mohammed's half hook made it 56-33 in the second quarter, and the Hawks were ahead 62-41 at halftime.
The closest the Bulls got in the second half was 14 points on
Jamal Crawford's three-point play with 7:22 left.