Bulls at Hawks
Born-again Christian Laettner, a first-time NBA All-Star in his fifth season, tagged Chicago with a career-high 37 points the last time these two teams dueled; Atlanta won 108-103. The Hawks are Omni-potent: At week's end Atlanta had won 19 in a row at home. One big reason was that the Hawks have had a better Laettner than ever, averaging 18.8 points and 8.8 rebounds. A bigger reason was 7'2" center Dikembe Mutombo (above, battling the Bulls' Michael Jordan), whose off-season addition allowed Laettner to play to his natural power-forward slot.
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