Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks Tickets
About Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks and the Chicago Bulls rivalry is seriously underrated. The Hawks and the Bulls have played 257 games against each other and yet this contest is not considered as iconic as those of the Celtics–Lakers or the Bulls–Knicks. Nonetheless, these more under the radar teams have been home to some of the most famous basketball players in NBA’s history. And therefore have played many memorable games against each other.
Hawks–Bulls Memorable Games and Moments
Bulls Meet Hawks In NBA Debut Tonight – This is how the Chicago Tribune called the Bulls’ very first away game on October 15, 1966. The Hawks were at that time based in St. Louis and were called the St. Louis Hawks. The Bulls made an immediate impression by defeating the more experienced Hawks - the Hawks were established 20 years before the Bulls - 104-97.
MJ v Dominique - April 16, 1987 was the day when the two titans of basketball faced each other. It was more of a clash between Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins, than the Bulls and the Hawks at the Chicago Stadium. MJ dropped 61 on the Hawks. Wilkins, on the other hand, could only manage 34 points. In spite of Jordan’s heroics, the Hawks beat the Bulls 117-114. However, there was some good news for the Bulls after all. During this game, MJ joined Wilt Chamberlain by surpassing 3,000 points in a single NBA season. Even MJ’s opponents praised him when Hawks’ coach Mike Fratello said
Michael was one of the greatest ever to play the game.
Hawks – Bulls Head to Head Record
The following table contains Hawks’ head-to-head record against the Bulls in regular season games:
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In short, the Bulls lead the regular season series 124-111. In addition, the two teams have also played against each other in 22 post-season games. The Bulls have won 12 of these games, while the Hawks have won the remaining 10.
Hawks & Bulls and their Greatest Players
The Hawks’ Hall of Fame players list is a lot longer than the Bulls. The Hawks have 14 players in this prestigious category, while the Bulls have only 9.
Hawks’ Greatest Players
Dikembe Mutombo – This Congolese American Center is considered to be one of the best shot blockers and defensive players of all time.
Lenny Wilkens – A 13-time NBA All-Star, Wilkens is also considered to be one of the most prolific coaches in NBA history.
Bob Pettit – This Power Forward from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was the first player to be awarded the Most Valuable Player Award in NBA history.
Bulls’ Greatest Players
This team of the nineties single handedly popularized basketball all over the world. The athletes responsible for this ascent are.
Michael Jordan – Rick Pitino, the Knicks’ coach, called MJ the best player to ever put on a uniform. This Shooting Guard from Brooklyn, New York, is not one of the greatest but the greatest of all time.
Scottie Pippen – Pippen was one of the best small forwards of all time. He averaged 16.1 points per game with 6.4 rebounds per game in his twenty one year career.
Robert Parish – The Chief performed exceptionally in clutch situations, and was known particularly for his high arcing jump shooting.