Bulls set 3-point records in win over JazzMar 13, 2011 - 11:47 AM Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Derrick Rose hit five threes to score 17 of his 26 points in the first quarter, and the Chicago Bulls shot the lights out in a record-setting 118-100 victory over the Utah Jazz.
Chicago made 13 three-pointers in the first half to tie an NBA record and they buried 18 in the game to set a franchise mark.
Luol Deng also scored 26 points for the Bulls, who pushed their winning streak to six games and improved to 13-2 in their last 15 overall. They earned their 47th win, passing idle Boston for the most in the Eastern Conference.
Kyle Korver added 17 points and Joakim Noah and C.J. Watson had 16 apiece.
Al Jefferson scored 33 points with 18 rebounds to lead Utah and Devin Harris had 24, but the Jazz finished 1-3 on their four-game road trip.
They didn't have much of a chance considering some of the stats the Central Division-champion Bulls put up.
Besides shooting better than 52 percent, Chicago also:
- Smashed the previous franchise record of made three-pointers in a game, which was 15 against Miami on December 30, 1994.
- Set a franchise mark for made three-pointers in a quarter, hitting eight in the first quarter to break the previous record of seven set in that same Miami game in '94.
- Set a franchise record for made three-pointers in a half (the previous mark was 10 in the Miami game) in addition to tying the NBA record.
- Set season-highs with 34 points in the first quarter and 66 points in the first half.
Bolstering his MVP credentials, Rose was 5-of-6 from three-point range in the first quarter to spark Chicago to a 20-point lead. He knocked down No. 5 at the buzzer, giving the Bulls a 37-17 lead heading into the second.
Chicago then held Utah to just 29 percent shooting in the second quarter while going ahead by as many as 30 points. The Bulls led 68-41 at halftime and 88-71 heading into the fourth, never in trouble along the way.
Besides Rose, Watson made four three-pointers while Deng, Korver and Keith Bogans all hit three...The Jazz are just 3-10 since Jerry Sloan stepped down and Tyrone Corbin took over as head coach on February 10...Chicago has won 11 in a row at home...The Bulls were without Carlos Boozer (sprained left ankle) again.
- UTAH: 100
Mar 12 11:34 PM
- UTAH: 71
End of 3rd
Mar 12 11:03 PM
- UTAH: 41
Mar 12 10:06 PM
- UTAH: 17
End of 1st
Mar 12 8:35 PM
- UTAH: 0
1st Quarter - 12:00
Mar 12 8:13 PM
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