Chicago Defeats Brooklyn 79-76 - Recap
Chicago got 22 points and 16 rebounds from Carlos Boozer en route to a 79-76 victory over Brooklyn on Thursday at United Center.
Chicago did not, however, defeat the Nets against the spread, which closed at 3.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 182.5.
Luol Deng had 21 points for Chicago and Kirk Hinrich chipped in with 12 points. Luol Deng had 3 assists for the Bulls, while Carlos Boozer was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 16 boards.
Brooklyn got 22 points from Brook Lopez in a losing cause and another 18 points from Deron Williams. Deron Williams contributed 4 assists for the Nets, while Reggie Evans had 12 rebounds.
The Bulls hit the break leading 41-34 before taking care of business in the second half.
Chicago had a 48-42 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.