February 18, 2012
Nets pound Bulls, stop slide
CHICAGO—Deron Williams scored 29 points, Kris Humphries had 24 points and 18 rebounds, and the Nets dominated the Chicago Bulls 97-85 to snap an eight-game losing streak on Saturday.
Chicago's Derrick Rose missed his fifth straight game because of back pain, and the Nets took advantage, jumping out to a 22-3 lead while rolling to their first victory since Feb. 1.
For more, read Andrew Seligman's AP game recap: Click Here
or view the TV Companion enhanced box score.
NETS-BULLS LIVE FEED
NETS NOTES F Kris Humphries (24 points, 18 rebounds, 5 assists) scored at least 20 points in back-to-back games for the first time in his NBA career...G MarShon Brooks scored played his best game since returning from a toe injury, putting up 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists...F-C Shelden Williams pulled down 14 rebounds, also tallying 3 steals.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME
|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
29 PTS, 8 AST
5-9 3Ps, 2 BLK
|On team morale:
"These kind of starts are critical for us. We gave the Bulls a dose of what other teams have given to us all year. We just got off to a terrific start. Everyone offensively and defensively was in synch.
Defensively, we got after it, contested shots and we didn't turn the ball over. It means a lot to us to beat a team like this. I'm proud of our guys."