Bulls point guard Derrick Rose received his MVP trophy before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Hawks. Wednesday night at the United Center he played like one, scoring 25 points in an 86-73 Chicago victory to even the series with Atlanta 1-1.
In their most thorough victory of the season, the Hornets crushed the Hawks in Atlanta Friday night 100-59. Chris Paul scored sixteen points and dished out eight assists in leading the Hornets to their seventh straight win. As usual, the defense was superb for New Orleans.