Chicago 83, Brooklyn 82

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 15, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #8 Marc Davis, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #73 Tre Maddox
Attendance - 21866

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Brooklyn 24 17 21 20 82
Chicago 23 23 21 16 83

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Brooklyn 13-10 8-5 5-5 L1
Chicago 13-9 7-6 6-3 W2

Recap

Bulls 83, Nets 82: Marco Belinelli scored six of his team-high 19 points in the final 1:25 and Luol Deng added 17 points and seven rebounds as host Chicago rallied for its fifth win in six games. 

Chicago's Joakim Noah contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds for his 12th double-double of the season and his fifth in the past six games, and Carlos Boozer chipped in 15 points as the Bulls won for the fifth time in their past six meetings with the Nets.

Deron Williams scored a game-high 24 points for the Nets, who have lost six of their last eight. Brook Lopez added 18 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.

Neither team held a double-digit lead at any point. The Nets led 77-71 with 5:43 left after Joe Johnson's runner in the lane, but they didn't make another field goal until Williams' harmless 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Bulls ended the game on a 12-5 run.

Johnson added 16 points for Brooklyn.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Nets dropped to 10-2 when holding opponents to 100 points or fewer. … The Bulls were without guards Richard Hamilton (torn plantar fascia) and Kirk Hinrich (left knee). Nate Robinson made his second straight start in place of Hinrich and had six points and five assists in 28 minutes. … Belinelli is averaging 17.1 points in seven games as a starter compared with five points in 14 games coming off the bench.

Top Game Performances

Brooklyn   Chicago
Deron Williams 24 Scoring Marco Belinelli 19
Joe Johnson 5 Assists Joakim Noah 5
Brook Lopez 10 Rebounds Joakim Noah 10
Deron Williams 10 Free Throws Made Marco Belinelli 5
Andray Blatche 3 Steals Joakim Noah 3
Gerald Wallace 4 Blocks Joakim Noah 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Brooklyn 82 38.7 7-19 17-22 15 41 8 9 18
Chicago 83 44.0 2-10 15-19 21 33 6 10 14

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Memphis. The Bulls have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .778 after a loss.
  • Brooklyn will play their next game at home against Utah. The Nets have a W/L % of .692 after a win and .400 after a loss.