Bulls look for sweep at Hawks

From FOX Sports - March 10, 2018

ATLANTAAfter going 2-9 against the Atlanta Hawks the past three years, the Chicago Bulls can sweep the three games this season with a victory on Sunday at Philips Arena.

The timing of the turnaround doesnt work for Chicago, though.

The Bulls, like the Hawks, are in full rebuild mode and victories right now are less important than losses.

Chicago (22-43) and Atlanta (20-46) are among the NBA bottom feeders hoping for the most ping-pong balls in the draft lottery.

The Bulls and Hawks meet after both posted costly victories in the past week.

Atlanta defeated Phoenix last Sunday and Chicago handed Memphis another loss Wednesday. The Suns and Grizzlies have the two worst records in the NBA.

The Bulls, who benched veteran starters Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday after the All-Star break, have won just four of their past 19 games after a 99-83 loss at Detroit on Friday.

Lopez and Holiday returned to the starting lineup against the Pistons after the NBA reinforced to the Bulls the rule against resting healthy players, but each played only the first quarter while combining for 15 points.

It was a little different, Lopez told reporters after seeing his first action since Feb. 14. I enjoy new situations. You get to work on something you havent done before. You have to value those minutes so I can help my teammates as efficiently as I can.

Guard Zach LaVine and forward Lauri Markkanenthe Bulls hopes for the futurecouldnt take over for Lopez and Holiday, combining to shoot 6-for-27.


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