On January 13, Beijing time, the 2021-22 NBA regular season continued, and the Brooklyn Nets played away to the Chicago Bulls. After the whole game, the Nets defeated the Bulls 138-112, and the 138 points were also their highest points in a single game of the season. In addition, this is also the first time the Nets have defeated the top four teams in the East and West this season, after their previous record was 0 wins and 8 losses.
Star of the game: Kevin Durant
In this campaign, Durant only shot 10 times, hit 7 goals, and scored 27 points. In addition, he also recorded 9 assists, 2 steals and 2 rebounds, and made 10 of 11 free throws.
Specific score: 38-31, 24-29, 39-19, 37-33 (Nets in front).
On the Nets side, in addition to Durant, Harden scored 25 points, 7 rebounds and 16 assists, Mills 21 points, Dyron Sharp 20 points and 7 rebounds, Kyrie Irving 9 points, Kessler Edwards 9 points, Blake – Griffin 9 points, Bembry 5 points and 5 rebounds.
On the Bulls side, DeMar DeRozan played poorly, scoring only 19 points, Zach LaVine 22 points and 6 assists, Lonzo Ball 9 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, Vucevic 14 points, Kobe Bryant – White 16 points, Troy Brown 8 points and 4 rebounds, Matt Thomas 8 points.
In the first quarter, DeRozan made a layup, and Brother Ball also made a three-pointer. The Bulls opened first. But soon, Durant made a breakthrough and dunks, Harden assisted rookie Kessler Edward to hit a three-pointer, and the Nets responded. After that, LaVine succeeded in consecutive alleys, DeRozan made a 2+1 jumper, and the Bulls kept the lead. Next, the two sides started the rotation. On the Bulls side, McKinney and White made consecutive three-pointers, on the Nets side, Durant’s three-pointer also scored, and Harden made 3 of 3 free throws for fouls on the outside. This section entered the countdown stage, the Nets set off a small climax, Mills made a three-pointer into the net, and Durant made 2 of 2 free throws. After the single quarter, the Nets temporarily led 38-31.
In the second quarter, Mills also made a jumper, and the point difference was still widening. But after that, the Bulls blossomed more and bit the score again. In the middle of the quarter, DeRozan made 2 of 2 free throws, White made a layup, and the Bulls were only 2 points behind. But soon, Irving hit a jumper to stop the loss for the Nets and activated his personal offensive account. Entering the countdown stage at halftime, Irving made consecutive three-pointers and breakthroughs, scoring 7 points. LaVine took a step back and made a three-pointer. DeRozan also made a layup. After halftime, the Bulls continued to trail the Nets 60-62.
Changing sides to fight again, Durant turned on the heads-up mode. He scored a three-pointer and scored a jumper. On the Bulls side, Ball and DeRozan scored consecutive points. But on the scene, the Nets still maintained their advantage. Harden sent two assists in a row, and his three-point jumper also made a goal. The Nets played a small climax and established a 9-point advantage. In the latter part of this section, the game entered Durant’s performance time alone. He scored 10 points in a row from inside and outside, but the Bulls were misfiring across the board. Irving also hit the layup with firepower. After three quarters, the Nets continued to lead 101-79.
In the final quarter, the Nets were still onslaught, Mills scored a three-pointer, and Bembry made a dunk. Both attacks came from Harden’s feed. Then, the Nets won the opportunity by falling to the ground in a row, and the teenager Edwards succeeded with a dunk, and the score difference exceeded the 20 mark. After that, DeRozan got the ball and Griffin broke it, Mills hit a three-pointer on the counterattack, and the difference continued to widen. After 5 minutes of play in the final quarter, the game gradually lost its suspense and entered garbage time. In the end, after the whole game, the Nets defeated the Bulls 138-112, and the 138 points were also their highest points in a single game of the season. In addition, this is also the first time the Nets have defeated the top four teams in the East and West this season, after their previous record was 0 wins and 8 losses.
Starting lineup for both sides:
Nets: Kevin Durant, Kessler Edwards, Dyron Sharp, Kyrie Irving, James Harden
Bulls: Derrick Jones Jr., DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic, Zach LaVine, Lonzo Ball
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