The Chicago Bulls have a date with the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals after easily dispatching the Atlanta Hawks in Game 6 of their NBA playoff series, 93-73. The Bulls seized control early and held a double-digit lead throughout in a game that was never in doubt. Chicago jumped out to a 10-point lead at the end of the first and kept the Hawks at-bay down the stretch, widening the lead along the way.
Derrick Rose had a double-double, scoring 19 points and dishing-out 12 assists before having a seat with the game well in hand. Carlos Boozer also finished with double-double, scoring a team-high 23 point while grabbing 10 rebounds. Luol Deng and Joakim Noah were also in double-figures with 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Joe Johnson and Josh Smith were the only offensive threats for the Hawks. Johnson scored a team-high 19 points, with Smith adding 18 points and five rebounds. Zaza Pachulia came off the bench to grab 13 rebounds, but scored just one point.
Rose and the Bulls advance to meet the Miami Heat in the next round with the 4-2 series win.
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