Nets win second straight, hurt Bulls playoff hopes – Reuters

Irving scored 13 points as the Nets scored the games very first eight points and held a 32-23 lead after the very first quarter. Brown scored 10 points in the second and Brooklyn broadened the lead to 64-51 at halftime.
Chicago cut its deficit to 74-65 on a 3-pointer by Daniel Theis with 7:14 staying in the third but Brooklyn outscored them 19-9 over the rest of the quarter and held a 93-74 lead into the fourth.
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LaVine scored 7 straight points and hit a 3-pointer to pull Chicago within 102-91 with 4:55 remaining. He then struck a turn-around jumper in the lane and 2 complimentary throws to get the Bulls within 107-101 with 1:39 left.
Brooklyn then finished it off by striking six free throws in the last 23.8 seconds.
Chicago (29-40) was not able to win its fourth straight game and dropped 3 video games behind the Washington Wizards for the final play-in berth.
LaVine shot 15 of 27 however had little assistance. Coby White included 16 however was 6 of 17 from the flooring and Vucevic was held to 12 points on 5 of 18 shooting as the Bulls shot 40.6 percent.

Joe Harris included 17 for Brooklyn (45-24), which won its second straight however also lost Kyrie Irving to a facial contusion early in the 3rd quarter.
Irving was injured when Chicago center Nikola Vucevic elbowed him in the face as they were jockeying for a rebound under the rim.
Bruce Brown broke in 15 and 10 rebounds while wearing a protective facemask after sustaining a nasal fracture in practice Monday. Jeff Green contributed 14 while Irving and Blake Griffin ended up with 13 apiece as the Nets shot 47.2 percent and distributed 32 helps.
Brooklyn led by as many as 19 and survived a resurgence effort in the fourth quarter when they were unable to include Zach LaVine, who led all scorers with 41 points.

Kevin Durant amounted to 21 points and 8 helps to lead eight gamers in double figures as the checking out Brooklyn Nets never tracked Tuesday and recorded a 115-107 triumph over the Chicago Bulls, whose mission for a play-in berth took a significant hit.