Inside the box score: Hawks 115, Bulls 107

Paul Millsap of the Hawks leaps to save a ball from going out of bounds against the Bulls at Philips Arena on November 9, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Paul Millsap of the Hawks leaps to save a ball from going out of bounds against the Bulls at Philips Arena on November 9, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Inside the box score and more of the Hawks’ 115-107 win over the Bulls Wednesday night:

Key players

* Thabo Sefolosha had his Hawks career-high with 20 points, including 18 in the first half.

* Dwight Howard had his NBA-leading sixth double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds and was 6 of 9 from the free-throw line.

* Malcolm Delaney finished with 10 points and had a remarkable plus-25 rating.

Key stat

The Hawks shot 60.5 percent from the field in the first two quarters in scoring a season-high 68 points for any half.

Noteworthy

* Kent Bazemore had X-rays on his right pinkie finger after he hit it against the backboard blocking a shot by Jimmy Butler. The X-rays were negative. “I’ve never felt anything like that,” Bazemore said. “I didn’t even know what happened. My adrenaline was going and then I had a sharp pain in my pinkie.”

* Mike Muscala played 16 minutes a night after hurting his back in a scary fall in Cleveland. He reported after the game that his back held up fine.

* Paul Millsap and Dennis Schroder have scored in double figures in all eight games.

* The Hawks committed a season-high 24 turnovers that led to 38 points for the Bulls.

* Of Howard’s 10 rebounds, six were on the offensive end of the court.

Quotable

“Confidence is a great thing. He’s been playing so well from training camp, preseason and the regular season. He just continues but that was pretty special.” – Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer on Thabo Sefolosha’s first-half scoring

Next

The Hawks host the 76ers on Saturday in the second meeting of the season between the teams.