CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 22 factors and 13 rebounds, Zach LaVine added 25 factors and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 115-107 on Sunday to snap a six-game dropping streak.
Tomas Satoransky had a season-high 19 factors and 11 assists as Chicago received for the primary time since buying Vucevic earlier than the commerce deadline.
Kyrie Irving had 24 factors and 15 assists to steer short-handed Brooklyn, which performed with out James Harden and Kevin Durant. Jeff Inexperienced added 21 off the bench. The Nets had received 5 straight and 10 of 12.
Brooklyn led by as many as 9 factors within the first quarter, however Chicago closed the hole to 28-25 after which posted a 32-18 benefit within the second for a 57-46 halftime lead. The Bulls closed the primary half with a 16-5 run with Satoransky main the way in which with 9 factors.
Chicago continued the surge early within the second half, extending the result in 74-56 halfway by way of the third quarter. The Bulls took an 89-72 edge into the fourth.
Brooklyn pulled inside seven factors on a few events late, however LaVine sealed it with a 3-pointer with 1:22 remaining to make it 112-102.
Nets: G Tyler Johnson suffered an obvious decrease proper leg damage operating again on protection early within the fourth quarter. He got here up lame with out contact and dropped to the ground after a few awkward steps. He couldn’t put any weight on the leg as he was helped off … Harden (proper hamstring tightness) and Durant (left hamstring pressure) didn’t make the journey. Each have been scheduled to work out Sunday in Brooklyn. Coach Steve Nash stated Harden might return Monday evening. Durant is hoping to return later within the week.
Bulls: G Coby White sat out due to the COVID-19 well being and security protocols. “He has a take a look at proper now that they’re wanting into,” coach Billy Donovan stated. “We must always know extra within the subsequent 24 hours.”
Nets: Host New York Knicks on Monday evening.
Bulls: Go to Indiana Pacers on Tuesday evening.