Through 3 Quarters
This matchup looks like it will end up very different from the tight four-point margin of the Chicago Bulls’ win over the Brooklyn Nets in their previous head-to-head December. Three quarters in and Brooklyn’s offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Bulls 101-79 three quarters in.
Power forward Kevin Durant has led the way so far for Brooklyn, as he has 27 points and nine assists. One thing to keep an eye out for is Day’Ron Sharpe’s foul situation as he currently sits at four.
Chicago has been relying on the performance of shooting guard Zach LaVine, who has 20 points and six assists.
Brooklyn’s lead is tied with the biggest they have had this year going into the fourth quarter.
Brooklyn @ Chicago
Current Records: Brooklyn 25-14; Chicago 27-11
What to Know
The Chicago Bulls are getting right back to it as they host the Brooklyn Nets at 10 p.m. ET Jan. 12 at United Center. The Bulls are out to keep their nine-game home win streak alive.
A well-balanced attack led Chicago over the Detroit Pistons every single quarter on their way to victory on Tuesday. Chicago put a hurting on Detroit at home to the tune of 133-87. The contest was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Chicago had established a 97-66 advantage. Their success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but point guard Lonzo Ball led the charge as he had 18 points and five assists along with six rebounds.
Meanwhile, the point spread favored Brooklyn on Monday, but luck did not. They were within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap as they fell 114-108 to the Portland Trail Blazers. Brooklyn’s loss came about despite a quality game from power forward Kevin Durant, who posted a double-double on 28 points and ten boards in addition to five dimes.
The Bulls’ victory brought them up to 27-11 while the Nets’ defeat pulled them down to 25-14. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Chicago ranks second in the league when it comes to field goal percentage, with 47.50% on the season. But Brooklyn have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 43.30%, which places them second in the league. We’ll see which of these strengths — offense or defense — will win out.
How To Watch
When: Wednesday at 10 p.m. ETWhere: United Center — Chicago, IllinoisTV: ESPNOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $70.35
The Nets are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Bulls, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line on this game has moved a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Bulls as a 1-point favorite.
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Brooklyn have won 13 out of their last 22 games against Chicago.
Dec 04, 2021 – Chicago 111 vs. Brooklyn 107Nov 08, 2021 – Chicago 118 vs. Brooklyn 95May 15, 2021 – Brooklyn 105 vs. Chicago 91May 11, 2021 – Brooklyn 115 vs. Chicago 107Apr 04, 2021 – Chicago 115 vs. Brooklyn 107Mar 08, 2020 – Brooklyn 110 vs. Chicago 107Jan 31, 2020 – Brooklyn 133 vs. Chicago 118Nov 16, 2019 – Brooklyn 117 vs. Chicago 111Feb 08, 2019 – Chicago 125 vs. Brooklyn 106Jan 29, 2019 – Brooklyn 122 vs. Chicago 117Jan 06, 2019 – Brooklyn 117 vs. Chicago 100Dec 19, 2018 – Brooklyn 96 vs. Chicago 93Apr 09, 2018 – Brooklyn 114 vs. Chicago 105Apr 07, 2018 – Brooklyn 124 vs. Chicago 96Feb 26, 2018 – Brooklyn 104 vs. Chicago 87Apr 12, 2017 – Chicago 112 vs. Brooklyn 73Apr 08, 2017 – Brooklyn 107 vs. Chicago 106Dec 28, 2016 – Chicago 101 vs. Brooklyn 99Oct 31, 2016 – Chicago 118 vs. Brooklyn 88Mar 17, 2016 – Chicago 118 vs. Brooklyn 102Dec 21, 2015 – Brooklyn 105 vs. Chicago 102Oct 28, 2015 – Chicago 115 vs. Brooklyn 100
Injury Report for Chicago
Alex Caruso: Out (Foot)Tyler Cook: Out (Ankle)Javonte Green: Out (Groin)Patrick Williams: Out (Wrist)
Injury Report for Brooklyn
LaMarcus Aldridge: Out (Foot)Nicolas Claxton: Out (Hamstring)Joe Harris: Out (Ankle)