Bulls 86 Hawks 73
Series tied 1-1
On the night where Derrick Rose hoisted up his MVP trophy in front of the United Center crowd, the Chicago Bulls put in a stellar defensive effort to tie the series. The Bulls held the high powered Atlanta Hawks to 73 points. Rose led the Bulls with 25 points, 10 assists, and 6 rebounds. Joakim Noah had a huge game with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Jeff Teague led the Hawks with 21 points.
Mavericks 93 Lakers 81
Dal leads 2-0
The Dallas Mavericks have changed the script and now have the defending champs backed into a corner after a game 2 victory. Dallas now returns home in prime position to unseat the Lakers from their perch atop the NBA. The Lakers find themselves in a 0-2 hole like their fellow NBA Finals participant, the Boston Celtics. After the game Andrew Bynum said that the Lakers were dealing with trust issues. It is a little late in the season to be dealing with trust issues. Are we seeing a changing of the guard in the NBA?
Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points and Shawn Marion added 14 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Mavs to victory. Kobe Bryant scored 23 points and Andrew Bynum had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Lakers.