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DeRozan scores 26 in 1,000th game, Bulls beat Hawks 111-100

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DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points in his 1,000th career game, Nikola Vucevic added 14 points and 17 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-100 on Monday night.

The Bulls are back in Chicago following a 126-108 win over the Pistons in Paris on Thursday.

Trae Young had 21 points and 13 assists, while Dejounte Murray added 20 points for the Hawks, who went on a two-straight loss after five straight wins.

The Bulls began to pull away in the fourth quarter after Young found John Collins for an alley-oop dunk to cut the lead to 91-88. Zach LaVine answered with a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws before DeRozan hit a 3 to extend the lead to 99-88 with 5:29 left.

LaVine finished with 20 points.

In the previous two meetings in Atlanta, both games ended on buzzer calls. AJ Griffin honked the Bulls on Dec. 11, and 10 days later, Ayo Dosunmu returned the favor with an ensuing shot as time expired.

The Bulls controlled most of the second half.

Patrick Williams sealed the game with a 3 to put Chicago up 108-95 with 1:53 left. Williams finished with 18 points and nine rebounds

Clint Capela had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Atlanta.

The Bulls led 57-48 at halftime. LaVine had 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting. Murray led the Hawks with 15 points. Young was held to four points on 1-of-6 shooting.

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Written by Natalia Chi

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