CHICAGO, Nov. 5 (Ticker) -- Alonzo Mourning led the New Jersey Nets in what he hopes may be one of his last appearances with the team.

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Mourning scored two late baskets and Richard Jefferson was an assist shy of a triple-double as the Nets escaped with a 111-106 double-overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Earlier Friday, Mourning - who finished with 17 points and six blocks - asked New Jersey management to buy out his contract, enabling him to join a team with a better chance of winning a championship.

Jefferson added 26 points, a career-high 21 rebounds and nine assists in 57 minutes for New Jersey, which led by as many as 27 in the first half. Jefferson did have 11 turnovers.

Guard Kirk Hinrich sparked Chicago's rally, scoring 17 of his career-high 34 points in a third quarter in which the Bulls outscored the Nets, 31-18. Rookie forward Luol Deng impressed in his NBA debut, scoring nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter.

Mourning came off the bench to score eight points in the Nets 14-4 run to close out the first quarter. New Jersey scored the first 16 points of the second quarter to take a 41-15.

The Bulls were without center Eddy Curry and forward Antonio Davis, both of whom served the first of two-game suspensions stemming from an altercation in a preseason game against Washington on October 25.