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NBA Game Summary - Chicago at Brooklyn



(Monday, March 3rd)

Final Score: Brooklyn 96, Chicago 80

Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Deron Williams had 20 points, Joe Johnson scored 19 and the Brooklyn Nets rolled to a 96-80 win over the red-hot Chicago Bulls on Monday.

Paul Pierce and Shaun Livingston added 14 points apiece for the Nets, who returned from a 4-3 road trip to win their third straight game.

The Nets hadn't played at home in 19 days, so Monday's game was the Barclays Center debut of Jason Collins, who became the NBA's first active openly gay player in a Feb. 23 game in Los Angeles.

Collins got a standing ovation when he checked into the game with 2:41 left. His Brooklyn debut came amid reports Collins, 35, would sign a second 10-day contract with the team.

Brooklyn was without Kevin Garnett for the second straight game because of back spasms but still snapped a four-game losing streak to Chicago.

D.J. Augustin had 16 points off the bench and Jimmy Butler scored 13 to lead the Bulls, who had a four-game winning streak snapped, losing for just the second time in their last 11.

"We're disappointed...but you got to bounce back," said Joakim Noah, who was limited to 10 points and six rebounds.

Chicago's loss means neither team has swept the season series since the New Jersey Nets won all four games in 2004-05. The Bulls had won the first two meetings this season.

The Nets led by as many as 15 in the first half. Pierce's 3 to open the third quarter sparked a 7-0 run that stretched their eight-point halftime lead back to 15.

Brooklyn's lead reached 17 going into the fourth quarter and the Bulls got only as close as nine after an Augustin 3 from the left corner capped a 7-0 run.

"Defensively, I thought we were at our best," Williams said.

The Nets also scored the first seven points of the game and opened with a 14-3 run over the first five-plus minutes. Livingston had six points during the surge and Brooklyn's lead ballooned to 15 points later on.

The Nets led 27-18 going into the second quarter. Chicago cut its deficit to three points late in the half but Johnson scored seven straight points after that and Brooklyn took a 50-42 lead into the break.

Game Notes

Brooklyn has won five in a row at home and is 12-2 in its last 14 at Barclays Center ... The Nets remain at home to play Memphis on Wednesday ... The Bulls play on the road at Detroit on Wednesday.

03/04 01:00:44 ET

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Local
4th
BRK 91
CHA 115
 
2nd
DUKE 92
WAKE 49
 
Final
LOS 4
CWS 6
 
Final
CLE 4
CIN 2
 
Final
TEX 2
KAN 13
 
Final
SFG 2
OAK 9
 
Final
SEA 4
SDP 3
 
Final
MIL 8
WMIL 0
 
Final
COL 3
ARI 6
 
Final
MIN 3
UMIN 1
 
Final
IND 105
NYK 82
 
Final
ORL 100
PHO 105
 
4th
BRK 91
CHA 115
 
4th
TOR 108
CLE 115
 
4th
BOS 83
UTA 82
 
4th
MIN 68
DEN 77
 
3rd
NOP 65
DET 63
 
3rd
MIA 70
LAL 65
 
4th
HOU 79
MEM 89
 
3rd
OKC 74
PHI 88
 
Half
SAN 54
SAC 38
 
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GSW
MIL
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LAC
POR
Final
UNCA 80
LIB 70
 
Final
PSU 67
OSU 77
 
Final
USB 62
BING 57
 
Final
FORD 66
DUQ 81
 
Final
GMAS 51
GWU 67
 
Final
UNH 54
HART 52
 
Final
STJOE 55
LAS 50
 
Final
Terriers 79
LIU 70
 
Final
GTDNS 83
MAINE 66
 
Final
LOU 59
ND 71
 
Final
SHU 66
PROV 79
 
Final
BRY 91
SHU 85
 
Final
MORE 79
SEMIZ 74
 
Final
MNTER 58
RFLSH 73
 
Final
LSU 63
TENN 78
 
Final
SFLA 74
UCF 45
 
Final
VERM 66
UMBC 39
 
Final
RMU 91
WAGN 68
 
Final
UMASS 53
RICH 56
 
2nd
TULA 52
HOU 52
 
2nd
YALE 71
HOW 61
 
2nd
PITT 58
MIAMI 60
 
2nd
TXPA 48
NMST 63
 
2nd
MSU 47
PURD 42
 
2nd
STLU 46
BONA 61
 
2nd
DUKE 92
WAKE 49
 
1st
TULSA 16
CIN 25
 
Half
VANDY 32
MSST 36
 
Half
OKST 34
TCU 30
 
1st
UCLA 41
USC 25
 
Half
WYO 40
UTST 30
 
1st
MARQ 18
STJ 19
 
1st
EILL 15
SIUE 17
 
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AFA
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BSU
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COLST
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NEB
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ORST
OREG
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UNLV
SDST
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HAW
UCSB
 
3rd
WIN 1
OTT 3
 
2nd Intermission
DET 1
NYR 1
 
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