New Jersey 96, Chicago 94

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Officials - #36 David Jones, # Haywoode Workman, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 15025

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Chicago 24 23 18 29 94
New Jersey 25 21 32 18 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 23-11 15-3 8-8 L1
New Jersey 10-25 7-9 3-16 W1

Recap

Sasha Vujacic laid in a missed alley-oop with 5.1 seconds remaining as the struggling New Jersey Nets posted a surprising 96-94 home victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.

The win snapped a five-game losing streak for New Jersey and a five-game winning streak for Chicago.

The Nets opened a 13-point lead late in the third quarter and still held a 94-84 advantage with less than four minutes to go. But the tied the game 94-94 with a 10-1 run, sparked by six quick points from Derrick Rose and capped by two free throws from C.J. Watson with 11 seconds left.

On the next possession, Nets point guard Devin Harris threw an alley-oop for center Brook Lopez, who was coming off a back screen. But the pass was short and tipped into the hands of Vujacic, who put it in.

With the Bulls out of timeouts, Rose dribbled upcourt and forced a straight-away 3-pointer that missed everything.

Kris Humphries had a season-high 20 points and 11 rebounds while Harris had 18 and 11 assists and sparked the third-quarter surge for the Nets. He had four points and seven assists during a 28-14 spurt to open the period that gave the Nets with a 74-61 lead with 1:44 left.

Rose had 21 points but just one assist and Luol Deng added 15 for Chicago, which had won 14 of 16.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   New Jersey
Derrick Rose 21 Scoring Kris Humphries 20
Carlos Boozer 5 Assists Devin Harris 11
Carlos Boozer 9 Rebounds Kris Humphries 11
Derrick Rose 5 Free Throws Made Devin Harris 5
Kurt Thomas 2 Steals Jordan Farmar 3
N/A Blocks Johan Petro 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Chicago 94 44.2 6-19 20-30 17 36 0 4 11
New Jersey 96 49.4 5-12 15-23 20 39 5 8 17

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Nets have a W/L % of .222 after a win and .308 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia . The Bulls have a W/L % of .652 after a win and .727 after a loss.
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