Apparently the Brooklyn Nets were on the naughty list because Santa did not bring them what they wished for on Christmas Day, which was a win on their home court. Instead, the Chicago Bulls came in and stole the show defeating the Nets 95-78.
It was an evenly matched first half as the Bulls only held a 3 point lead at the break, but it was all down hill for the Nets after that. They were outscored by 16 in the third quarter of play and were essentially done after that.
They didn’t exactly do anything to help their cause either. They shot just 35% from the field and 29% from behind the arc. You and I both know that that isn’t going to cut it on most nights.
The Bulls played surprisingly well even though they were minus their leader, Luol Deng. They had 6 guys in double figures and shot 49% from the field and 90% from the free throw line. The Bulls got 20 points and 8 boards from Taj Gibson off the bench and Jimmy Butler put in 15 points on 4-10 shooting for the day.
After 4 straight losses the Bulls have rattled off a couple of wins. They will look to keep this little winning streak going on Saturday when they welcome in the Dallas Mavericks to the United Center. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. CT.