It seems odd to hear the Bulls talk about getting healthier on a Saturday night in which Carlos Boozer missed his first game of the season with a sore right knee.

But such has been the carnage of this season. Having only one player besides, of course, Derrick Rose sidelined is considered progress.

Here's more progress: A 91-84 victory over the Hawks at the United Center gave the Bulls two straight victories for just the third time this season. That's right, a team that has been so dominant in the regular season, particularly at home, owns just two two-game and one five-game winning streak all season.

But the Bulls keep insisting more good fortune is coming.

"So much of offense is timing and spacing and the only way you get that is by working and practicing together," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "We're excited about having (almost) everyone back now. That's huge for the team and it puts everyone back in their normal role."

That said, Luol Deng again logged just 29 minutes, 42 seconds as he remains on a minutes restriction because of his left Achilles issues. And Kirk Hinrich played just 19:30, sitting out for a second-half stretch of 17:03 with a wrap on his right thigh until he came on for the final 80 seconds for defensive purposes.

Hinrich, who said he's fine and won't miss time, also sat for all but 2:28 of the second quarter because he suffered a bruised thigh when Elton Brand kneed him. D.J. Augustin relieved well with 11 points and seven assists.

Mike Dunleavy scored 11 of his team-high 20 points in the fourth quarter and Deng added 17 points and 11 rebounds, including a 50-foot 3-pointer from beyond halfcourt to beat the halftime buzzer.