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Mar 29, 2024 10:19 pm

Nets heat up in second half, pull away from Bulls

Bulls, Nets

Cam Thomas scored 28 points and Dennis Schroder added 27 as the Brooklyn Nets heated up from behind the 3-point arc in the second half and earned a 125-108 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night in New York.

The Nets (29-45) tied a season-high with their third straight win thanks to an offense that made 18-of-24 3-pointers in a 78-point second half. The Nets tied a season-high with 25 3s and finished with 68 3s in sweeping the three-game season series from the Bulls.

Thomas made 10-of-22 shots from the floor and hit 5-of-9 3-pointers and Schroder shot 10-of-21 and made 7-of-11 3s, finishing one shy of his career-best.

Mikal Bridges contributed 20 of his 25 after halftime and also finished with seven 3s while shooting 8-of-15 overall as the Nets shot 47.3 percent from the floor.

Dorian-Finney Smith scored 12 and Nic Claxton contributed 11 points and 13 rebounds as the Nets improved to 8-12 under interim coach Kevin Ollie.

DeMar DeRozan led all scorers with 31 points but the Bulls (35-39) lost for the fourth time in five games and saw their lead for ninth place in the Eastern Conference shrink to a half-game over the Atlanta Hawks.

Coby White scored 18 and Ayo Dosunmu contributed 16 as the Bulls shot 50.7 percent but missed 21 of 30 3-point tries.

Despite shooting 34.6 percent, the Nets hit six 3s and held a 27-21 lead through the opening quarter. After the Nets opened a 24-12 lead on Claxton’s dunk with 2:38 left in the opening quarter, the Bulls outscored Brooklyn 40-23 the rest of the half and held a 52-47 lead by halftime.

Chicago opened a 59-52 lead on a putback by Nikola Vucevic less than two minutes into the third, prompting Ollie to use a timeout. The Nets countered with a 17-4 run to take a 69-63 lead on Schroder’s 3-pointer with 7:02 left. Brooklyn settled for an 86-85 lead after White’s 13-footer in the lane rolled in just before the end of the third quarter.

The Nets opened a 112-102 lead with 4 1/2 minutes left when Schroder and Bridges sank 3s on consecutive possessions. Thomas sank a stepback 3 from the top of the key over Vucevic that made it 117-104 with 2:19 remaining.

–Field Level Media

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