The 12th and 13th ranked teams in the Eastern Conference stole the headlines on Friday night, putting on a show in Atlanta.
The Chicago Bulls outlasted the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night in a quadruple-overtime game that saw 329 points scored. The game, which featured the four overtime periods, took nearly four hours to complete.
Zach LaVine had a monster game against Atlanta, scoring 47 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists. Otto Porter Jr. and Lauri Markkanen each had big games themselves, with Porter Jr. registering a 31 point, 10 rebound game, and Markkanen chipping in with 31 points and 17 rebounds.
Hawks guard Trae Young led all scorers in the game, dropping 49 points. Young also led the game in assists, dishing out 16 dimes.
The win was only the 18th of the Chicago Bulls struggling season. LaVine and Markkanen will bring hope to the Bulls, as they continue to develop and produce as young players. The Bulls are now on a mini two-game win streak, and will look to build on this momentum as the regular season winds down.
Interestingly enough, these two teams will play each other for their next game. This time, the Hawks will travel to Chicago, with the rematch set for Sunday.