The Chicago Bulls conclude a four-game homestand tonight against the Golden State Warriors. The Bulls have won two straight and five-of-six overall to move to 25-and-16. The Warriors come in at 26-and-15 on the season, having won three consecutive games.
Joakim Noah and Luol Deng were named to the Eastern Conference All-Star squads on Thursday night. This is Noah's first appearance and Deng's second. The 6-foot-11 center is averaging 12 points and 11 rebounds per game this season. Deng is averaging 17.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per contest.
Marian Hossa notched his fifth goal of the season 1:41 into overtime to lift the Blackhawks over the Stars, 3-2. Jonathan Toews tied the game at two with six minutes left in regulation, while Patrick Sharp scored in the second period for Chicago, which stayed undefeated at 4-and-0. The Hawks were 3-of-7 on power play chances. Corey Crawford stopped 21 shots in the win. Kari Lehtonen made 38 saves in defeat. Loui Eriksson and Ray Whitney each found the back of the net to put Dallas up 2-0. The Stars fell to 2-1-and-1.