CHICAGO — D’Angelo Russell scored 28 factors, DeMarre Carroll had 20 factors off the bench, and the Nets beat the Chicago Bulls, 117-100, on Sunday for his or her third straight victory.
Jarrett Allen added 19 and 6 rebounds because the Nets improved to 12-Three in their final 15 video games, matching their greatest 15-game stretch since shifting to Brooklyn in 2012.
Zach LaVine had 27 factors for Chicago, and Bobby Portis scored 17 in 20 minutes off the bench after lacking seven video games with a sprained proper ankle. Kris Dunn added 16 factors.
The Nets (20-21) didn’t win their 20th recreation final season till Feb. 26, additionally towards Chicago. The victory was their 10th on the highway; it took them till March 28 to succeed in that degree final season.
The Bulls (10-30) misplaced their fourth straight over all and fifth in a row to the Nets.
Russell topped 20 factors for the fourth straight recreation and is averaging 26.5 factors in the stretch. Before the sport, Coach Kenny Atkinson attributed Russell’s surge to “really stepping it up in terms of his pace, his energy, a lot of juice out there.”
Both groups began slowly, with the Bulls hitting simply one among their first eight pictures and the Nets connecting on simply three of 10.
But with Carroll kicking in 9 factors, the Nets moved forward by 28-21 after the primary quarter. The Nets opened a 12-point lead when Russell hit a Three-pointer 58 seconds into the second quarter.
Led by energized play from LaVine and Porter, the Bulls got here again to briefly take a one-point lead earlier than the half, and then accept a 55-55 tie at halftime.
LaVine had 16 factors and Portis had 9 in the second quarter. LaVine made 5 straight baskets — 4 on driving layups, and a Three-pointer — in a three-and-a-half-minute stretch to place the Bulls again in the sport.
Russell had 10 factors and Allen had 9 on the half. Both kicked into the next offensive gear to begin the third because the Nets pulled out to a different 12-point lead halfway by the quarter. Russell hit three straight Three-pointers in 2 minutes 31 seconds.