Saturday NBA Roundup: Nets pound Rose-less Bulls

  • 2012/02/21(火) 10:58:11

Deron Williams obtained 29 points, Kris Humphries had 24 points and 18 rebounds, and also the Nj Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 97-85 Saturday to snap an eight-game losing streak.

Chicago's Derrick Rose skipped his fifth straight game due to back discomfort, and also the Nets required advantage, jumping to a 22-3 lead while moving for their first victory since February. 1.

The uneven win wasn't the only real great news for Nj. Coach Avery Manley stated center Brook Lopez will begin Sunday against Milwaukee after being sidelined all season with a damaged right feet, a large boost for any team that started your day last within the Atlantic Division.

Lopez was hurt within the preseason and also the Nets have floundered all year long, however they required control immediately inside a remarkably easy victory over Chicago.

With Rose sidelined, Williams had his way. He obtained 21 points within the first half striking five three-pointers in the overall game. Younger crowd had eight assists.

Humphries narrowly skipped season-levels for points (25) and rebounds (19), while MarShon Brooks added 19 points.

The Bulls had won seven of eight, but how they were hurrying shots and slacking off on defence, they didn't have an opportunity. At least, they appeared as if a team which was missing its star.

Rose continued to be daily and also the Bulls simply appeared lost.

They shot approximately 39 percent, striking 3 of 13 three-pointers. Things weren't any better in the foul line, using the Bulls going 16 of 27.

Carlos Boozer and journeyman Mike James each obtained 16 points, with Luol Deng and Taj Gibson adding 14 each.

Joakim Noah would be a non-factor, going scoreless and getting six rebounds.

Williams hit three threes because the Nets leaped to their large lead early and ended the half having a flurry to really make it 59-45.

Deng had just hit a 3 to drag Chicago within seven when Williams clarified with two free throws, a 3-pointer and 2 more foul shots to increase 14. The Nets put into their lead at the start of the 3rd, Humphries' rebound-dunk half way with the quarter improving New Jersey's result in 67-48.