Brooklyn Nets turns back Chicago Bulls in battle of East’s top teams
Brooklyn Nets used a massive 22-0 second half assault to defeat Chicago Bulls, 138-112, in the 2021-2022 NBA Season on Wednesday night (Thursday in the Philippines) at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
From a 71-all deadlock early in the third period, the Nets slowly pulled away behind Kevin Durant, James Harden, Blake Griffin and Patrick Mills to build a 92-77 edge.
After a basket by Chicago’s Nikola Vucevic, Brooklyn unloaded a 22-0 scoring blast, highlighted by seven straight points by Durant and two outside conversions from Mills, for a 114-79 upperhand.
Durant finished the match with 27 points and nine assists, while Harden added 25 points, 16 assists and seven rebounds as the Nets improved to 26-14, second in the Eastern Conference.
Mills drilled six triples to finish with 21 markers, rookie center Day’Ron Sharpe chipped in career-high 20 points as the Nets notched its first win in three games against the Bulls.
Zach LaVine top-scored with 22 points, DeMar DeRozan added 19 markers, while Coby White and Vucevic chipped in 16 and 14, respectively, as the Bulls dropped to 27-12, still no.1 in the East.