NETS Game Center (@ Bulls, 4/13)
April 13th, 2011
PHOTO OF THE GAME
Korver leads Bulls past Nets
CHICAGO—The Chicago Bulls had just wrapped up their best regular season since
He'll save it for later.
Kyle Korver came up big down the stretch to finish with 19 points, Rose scored 15 and the Bulls won their ninth straight, beating the New Jersey Nets 97-92 in the final playoff tuneup on Wednesday.
For more, read Andrew Seligman's AP game recap: Click Here
THE FACTS II: The Bulls finished the season with a record of 62-20, and completed the regular season with a nine-game winning streak, their first such streak since March of 2005. The Nets finished the season 24-58. They played again, and almost won, without Deron Williams and Kris Humphries.
TURNING POINT: With six minutes left and the Nets up by six points, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau called a timeout, pulled all of his starters and inserted five reserves, including Rasual Butler, who had played all of 12 minutes for the team this season.
For more, read Kent McDill's NBA.com notebook: Click Here
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|21 PTS, 12 AST
7-15 FG, 5-6 FT
|On his first year as NETS head coach:
"There are certain areas that some of our players need to continue to get better in. I would say overall I'm pleased with our product. I'm not talking necessarily the product that's on the floor now, but kind of the summary of our season. I'm pleased with that."