Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Mike Bibby picked Ben Gordon's pocket then hit a game-clinching jumper with 18.9 seconds left, all part of his 31-point, six-assist, five-steal effort, as Atlanta downed Chicago, 105-102, at United Center.
Bibby was assisted in his all-around stardom by Josh Smith's double-double -- 17 points, 14 rebounds, Zaza Pachulia's 18 points and Joe Johnson's 16 points, eight assists and five rebounds.
Atlanta won its second game in as many nights despite playing without Al Horford (right knee) and Marvin Williams (concussion). Ronald Murray provided a needed boost off the bench with 13 big points.
Ben Gordon led Chicago with 21 points, Andres Nocioni and Kirk Hinrich contributed off the bench with 15 and 13 points respectively and Derrick Rose added 13 points and four assists. The Bulls have lost three in a row.
Drew Gooden (groin) missed the contest for Chicago.
Nothing was settled in the first three quarters, as Chicago led 53-50 at the half and the game was tied at 77-77 after 36 minutes of action.
Gordon's jumper and Rose's layup handed the Bulls a one-point cushion, 94-93, but Bibby came through with a tough fadeaway jumper and drained a trey after Murray lay-in for a 100-94 edge with under four minutes to go.
Later in the period, Gordon drained two free throws for a 102-98 deficit, and the Bulls corralled a Johnson miss from in close and appeared to be off on a fastbreak opportunity. However, Bibby stripped Gordon near mid-court and hit a mid-range jumper with 18.9 seconds left, icing the contest.