Nets outlast beleaguered Bulls
Brook Lopez led the way with 20 points in three quarters as the Brooklyn Nets outlasted an under-strength Chicago Bulls 93-89 at home on Friday.
It took a final quarter comeback led by the bench for the Nets to prevail against the Bulls, who were without the services of Carlos Boozer and All Star Joakim Noah because of injury.
The Nets improved to 28-19 as Joe Johnson and MarShon Brooks impressed with 13 points apiece. Brooks nailed nine of his in the final quarter when Andray Blatche scored all 11 of his points.
Results: Toronto: 98 bt LA Clippers: 73; Indiana: 102 bt Miami: 89; Boston: 97 bt Orlando: 84; Brookyln: 93 bt Chicago: 89; NY Knicks: 96 bt Milwaukee: 86; Philadelphia: 89 bt Sacramento: 80; Detroit: 117 bt Cleveland: 99; Memphis: 85 bt Washington: 76; Denver: 113 bt New Orleans: 98; Utah: 86 bt Portland: 77; Dallas: 109 bt Phoenox: 99; LA Lakers: 111 bt Minnesota: 100.