Preview: Nets at Bulls

By Cory Wright

Effort and Energy:

If the Brooklyn Nets want to kick their recent losing streak, they are going to have to grab the bull by the horns.

Head coach Lionel Hollins was unhappy with his team’s effort on Sunday afternoon against the Minnesota Timberwolves and his players vowed to be better Monday.

“It’s tough coming off well-played games with a dud like this,” Brook Lopez said after the 100-85 loss. “We just have to dig deep and bounce back Monday. I think everyone’s disappointed right now and you know, I can’t see ourselves coming up the same way.”

Brook Lopez:

Brook Lopez had a career-first Sunday, recording at least 20 points, 10 rebounds (he had 12) and five assists in one game. Lopez led the Nets with 20 points, the 14th time this season the big man has eclipsed that mark. His five assists tied a season-high set on Nov. 29 vs. the Detroit Pistons. Lopez vowed to be better after a disappointing game against the Orlando Magic last week and he has, putting up three consecutive games with at least 18 points and five boards (25-6, 18-5, 20-12).

Vs. the Bulls:

The Nets opened the season against the Bulls on Oct. 28, falling 115-100. Brook Lopez had a game-high 26 points, but a lopsided third quarter tipped the game in Chicago’s favor. While the Bulls got double-digits from all of their starters – led by Jimmy Butler’s 24 points – the Nets’ bench outscored the Bulls’ 46-32.  Andrea Bargnani led the bench with 17 points. Bargnani has hit double-digits in six straight games. 

Bulls On Parade:

The Bulls enter Monday’s action on a two-game losing streak. The Bulls lost to the New York Knicks 107-91 on Saturday, one day after dropping a four-overtime marathon to the Detroit Pistons. Saturday’s loss looked partially like the result of playing such a grueling game the night before. Prior to that, the Bulls had won four straight games.

Jimmy Butler leads the Bulls with 21.4 points and 1.8 steals per game. Pau Gasol leads the Bulls in rebounding (10.9 per game) and blocks (2.2 per game), while Derrick Rose is the leading distributor with 5.4 assists per game. Rose is averaging 13.7 points in 23 games this season. 

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