EForward DeMar DeRozan contributed 28 points, guard Zach LaVine reached 24 and the Chicago Bulls stood out in the fourth quarter with 42 points that secured them a 118-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday.
Rookie guard Ayo Dosumnu, who came out of reserve, scored 15 points and played a key role in the Bulls’ final scoring streak as they returned to winning ways after losing two straight games.
While Montenegrin Swiss power forward Nikola Vucevic finished as the best of the Bulls in the inside game by getting a double-double of 11 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists that helped Chicago win.
Forward Kevin Durant, who entered as the league’s leading scorer with a 28.6 average, had 38 points, but Brooklyn’s five-game winning streak was interrupted.
Pvot LaMarcus Aldridge reached 19 points, but star guard James Harden was left with 14 after missing 7 of 11 shots from the field, including 3 of 7 3-point attempts.
The Nets had played in Toronto on Sunday and at the end of the game showed that their physical strength began to fail.
Brooklyn had a 76-78 lead going into the fourth period. Aldridge made a pair of free throws to open the scoring in the fourth, but Chicago responded with 13 straight points that allowed him to take control of the game and score.