Joakim Noah scored 21 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for Chicago on Saturday, leading the Bulls to a 96-85 victory over Brooklyn at United Center.
Chicago won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 177.5.
Chicago got 20 points from Carlos Boozer and another 13 points from Jimmy Butler. Joakim Noah contributed 5 assists, while Joakim Noah cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
Brooklyn got 22 points from Brook Lopez in a losing cause and another 14 points from Deron Williams. Deron Williams contributed 6 assists for the Nets, while Reggie Evans had 10 rebounds.
Chicago led at halftime, 53-39.
Chicago looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Pacers. The Nets will aim to get back on the winning track at Charlotte.