February 6, 2012
Boozer scores 24, Bulls beat Nets
NEWARK, N.J.—Carlos Boozer scored 24 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Nets 109-87 Monday night.
Luol Deng scored 19 points and C.J. Watson added 14 points and 11 assists in place of Derrick Rose. The reigning league MVP played less than 11 minutes in the first half and the Bulls said at halftime that he would not return because of back spasms.
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NETS-BULLS LIVE CHAT
TURNING POINT: The opening tip. The Bulls jumped out to a 9-2 lead, punctuated by a pretty all-Duke give-and-go between Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng (19 points, stifling defense). The 9-2 lead inflated to 27-10, as the Bulls sank eleven of their first twelve shots.
INSIDE THE ARENA: The crowd went berserk when former Net Brian Scalabrine checked in late in the fourth quarter and erupted when he canned a baseline jumper. When he took foul shots, many fans chanted "M.V.P."
For more, read Jake Appleman's NBA.com notebook: Click Here
NETS NOTES G Sundiata Gaines tied a season-high 12 points, also dishing 4 assists...G Jordan Farmar (11 points, 5 assists) scored in double figures for the fifth straight game...The Nets' starting lineup of Deron Williams, Keith Bogans, Shawne Williams, Kris Humphries and Shelden Williams was the 13th used by Avery Johnson this season.
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|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
25 PTS, 5 AST,
8-16 FGs, 9-10 FTs
|On the next move:
"We’re banged up but we’ll practice tomorrow. We’ll watch a lot film. We’ll hold them accountable. We’ll look at pretty much all of our mistakes on both ends of the floor. We’ll need a really good video session."