Bulls even playoff series against Atlanta

May 5, 2011

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The Bulls' Derrick Rose goes up for a shot in Wednesday night's game.

The Chicago Bulls evened the series against Atlanta Wednesday night. The Bulls beat the Hawks, 86-73. Joakim Noah scored 19 points and had 14 rebounds in the low scoring game. Coach Tom Thibodeau said the Bulls' defense looked much sharper than it did after they lost Game One.

"If they get going early, it's hard to slow them down, but I thought we had the right mindset and we had a multiple effort mentality," Thibodeau said. "And I thought we did a good job of finishing our defense tonight."

The Bulls' next two games are in Atlanta. They play game three on Friday night.