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Tuesday, February 11th (All times Eastern)

Atlanta Hawks (25-24) at Chicago Bulls (25-25), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Hawks have lost three in a row on three separate occasions this season and hope to avoid a season-high fourth straight setback when they visit the Chicago Bulls Tuesday at the United Center.

Everything is coming in threes for the Hawks, as they kick off a three-game road trip against Chicago, Toronto and Indiana, and own a 9-15 record outside of Philips Arena.

The Hawks have suffered losses to the Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies, and Saturday's 79-76 decision versus the Grizz was the most recent defeat. Paul Millsap continued to carry the load with 20 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and five steals. He is the only player in the East and just the second in the NBA to average at least 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 block.

He was disappointed in the loss to the Grizzlies. Both teams shot no better than 43 percent from the floor and Atlanta committed 21 turnovers. The 76 points scored were a season low.

"It's tough, we're a better offensive team than that," said Millsap. "Our defense was great, we just didn't execute down the stretch at all."

Millsap, who was recently selected as an All-Star, has a steal in 21 straight games, an impressive feat for a man of his stature at 6-foot-8, 258 pounds. He has 10 or more rebounds in four straight games and 20-plus points in nine of the last 13 contests.

Millsap has taken over inside after Al Horford underwent pectoral surgery.

DeMarre Carroll was the only other double-digit scorer for the Hawks in Memphis and finished with 13 points. Jeff Teague had only eight points and Kyle Korver hit a trio of 3-pointers to extend his NBA record of making at least one deep ball to 118 games.

Meanwhile, the Bulls are just a half-game behind the Hawks for the No. 4 spot in the conference standings. Washington is also just a half-game off the pace.

The Bulls are back in the friendly confines of the United Center after going 3-3 on a recent western sojourn, which culminated with Sunday's 92-86 victory over the injury-ravaged Los Angeles Lakers. The Bulls had a 34-23 lead after one and bounced back from a shaky second quarter to post a 25-16 advantage in the third stanza.

Los Angeles scored 24 of the 39 points in the final period, but it wasn't enough to keep Chicago from winning for the seventh time in 12 tries. Joakim Noah had 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, while Taj Gibson (18), Kirk Hinrich (17) and D.J. Augustin (15) rounded out the double-digit scorers.

"Gibson set the tone for us early. We wanted to throw the first punch," said Noah, who has pulled down 10 or more rebounds in 21 of 22 games and is posting an average of 13.2 points and 13.4 rebounds in his last 19.

Gibson has filled in nicely as a starter with Carlos Boozer out with a calf injury. Gibson is averaging 18.6 points in seven starts this season and has scored in double figures in 10 of the last 11 contests.

Boozer has missed two straight games and is day-to-day. The Bulls, who will also host Brooklyn and are 13-10 at home, have a 4-1 record without Boozer in the lineup this season.

Chicago is averaging an NBA-worst 92.1 ppg, but is second in the league in opponents' scoring at 92.8 ppg. The Hawks have a 102.1 points per game average this season and lost to the Bulls, 91-84, on Jan. 4 in the Windy City. Mike Dunleavy led the Bulls with 20 points in that one, and both Millsap and Teague paced Atlanta with 16 apiece.

The Bulls have won eight of 10 matchups with the Hawks and five in a row at home. Atlanta is only 4-15 in its previous 19 trips to the United Center.

02/11 10:23:28 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 33 .593 --- 26-15 22-18 32-19 W 2
x-Brooklyn 44 37 .543 4 28-13 16-24 26-25 L 1
New York 36 45 .444 12 18-22 18-23 25-26 W 3
Boston 25 56 .309 23 16-24 9-32 21-30 L 1
Philadelphia 18 63 .222 30 10-31 8-32 13-38 W 1
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 55 26 .679 --- 35-6 20-20 37-14 W 1
x-Chicago 48 33 .593 7 27-14 21-19 35-16 W 1
Cleveland 32 49 .395 23 18-22 14-27 20-31 L 2
Detroit 29 52 .358 26 17-24 12-28 23-29 L 3
Milwaukee 15 66 .185 40 10-30 5-36 12-39 L 2
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 27 .667 --- 32-8 22-19 34-17 L 2
x-Washington 43 38 .531 11 22-19 21-19 32-19 W 3
x-Charlotte 42 39 .519 12 24-16 18-23 29-22 W 2
x-Atlanta 37 44 .457 17 24-17 13-27 27-24 L 1
Orlando 23 58 .284 31 19-21 4-37 17-34 L 3
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 58 23 .716 --- 33-7 25-16 36-16 L 2
x-Portland 53 28 .654 5 30-10 23-18 30-21 W 4
Minnesota 40 41 .494 18 24-16 16-25 23-28 L 2
Denver 36 45 .444 22 22-18 14-27 20-31 L 1
Utah 24 57 .296 34 16-25 8-32 12-39 L 5
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 24 .704 --- 34-7 23-17 36-15 W 2
x-Golden State 50 31 .617 7 27-14 23-17 30-21 W 1
Phoenix 47 34 .580 10 26-15 21-19 27-24 L 3
Sacramento 28 53 .346 29 17-23 11-30 15-36 W 1
LA Lakers 26 55 .321 31 14-27 12-28 14-37 W 1
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 19 .765 --- 32-8 30-11 38-13 L 1
x-Houston 54 27 .667 8 33-8 21-19 31-20 W 2
x-Dallas 49 32 .605 13 26-15 23-17 29-22 W 1
x-Memphis 49 32 .605 13 26-14 23-18 28-23 W 4
New Orleans 33 48 .407 29 21-19 12-29 14-37 W 1
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
7:05pm Tuesday
PHI 0
ATL 0
7:05pm Tuesday
NYY 0
CHC 0
7:05pm Tuesday
BAL 0
TAM 0
7:08pm Tuesday
DET 0
CLE 0
Final
CIN 7
PIT 5
Final
MIA 11
WAS 2
Final
TEX 5
SEA 0
Final
CWS 2
BOS 1
Final
HOU 2
KAN 4
Final
MIL 1
STL 6
Final
MIN 3
TOR 9
Final
ARI 0
NYM 9
Final
ANA 9
OAK 10
Final
SDP 2
COL 3
Final
SFG 3
LOS 2
12:35pm Today
CIN
PIT
12:35pm Today
BAL
TAM
 
1:05pm Today
NYY
CHC
 
1:10pm Today
MIL
STL
 
3:40pm Today
ARI
NYM
 
7:05pm Tonight
PHI
ATL
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
CHC
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CLE
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
SEA
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
 
Final
BRK 98
NYK 109
Final
LAC 117
DEN 105
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
IND
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
ATL
 
8:00pm Tonight
CLE
BRK
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
DAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
DET
 
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
HOU
 
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
LAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIA
PHI
 
8:00pm Tonight
NYK
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
UTA
 
8:00pm Tonight
BOS
WAS
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
 
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
 
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
 
7:00pm Tonight
TAM
MON
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR