New Jersey 81, Chicago 90

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 31, 2010 3:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #39 Kevin Fehr, #41 Ken Mauer
Attendance - 21792

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Jersey 21 23 19 18 81
Chicago 23 23 24 20 90

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Jersey 9-24 6-9 3-15 L4
Chicago 21-10 13-3 8-7 W3

Recap

Carlos Boozer posted his fifth double-double in six games and Derrick Rose and Luol Deng combined for 38 points as the Chicago Bulls won their third straight game, a 90-81 victory over the struggling New Jersey Nets on Friday.

Boozer had 20 points, 14 rebounds and four assists. The power forward entered averaging 25.4 points, 12 rebounds and 3.4 assists in his last five games as Chicago improved to 12-4 since his return to the lineup.

Rose contributed 19 points despite 5-of-16 shooting, and also had nine assists. Deng had 19 points and eight boards.

Brook Lopez scored 13 of his 19 points in the first half and Stephen Graham added 16 points for New Jersey, which fell to 1-5 during a stretch in which 10 of 13 games are being played on the road.

Rose and Deng scored seven points apiece in the first seven minutes of the third to push a two-point halftime lead to 62-52. The Nets got within 75-73 on a tip by rookie Derrick Favors midway through the fourth before Boozer and Rose combined for nine points over the next three minutes to extend the edge to 86-77.

Top Game Performances

New Jersey   Chicago
Brook Lopez 19 Scoring Carlos Boozer 20
Devin Harris 9 Assists Derrick Rose 9
Brook Lopez 8 Rebounds Carlos Boozer 15
Brook Lopez 11 Free Throws Made Derrick Rose 7
Kris Humphries 2 Steals Keith Bogans 1
Brook Lopez 2 Blocks Kurt Thomas 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Jersey 81 39.0 3-13 18-23 17 46 4 4 16
Chicago 90 39.5 6-22 24-29 21 43 4 5 11

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Bulls have a W/L % of .650 after a win and .727 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Nets have a W/L % of .222 after a win and .292 after a loss.
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