Bulls snap 6-game skid with win over Nets

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Chicago Bulls' Zach Lavine (8) shoots between Brooklyn Nets' Bruce Brown (1) and Joe Harris (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Chicago. Chicago won 115-107.

    Chicago Bulls' Zach Lavine (8) shoots between Brooklyn Nets' Bruce Brown (1) and Joe Harris (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Chicago. Chicago won 115-107.

  • Brooklyn Nets' Jeff Green dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Chicago.

    Brooklyn Nets' Jeff Green dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Chicago.

  • Brooklyn Nets' Blake Griffin (2) goes up for a rebound against Chicago Bulls' Thaddeus Young (21) and Tomas Satoransky (31) of The Czech Republic during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Chicago.

    Brooklyn Nets' Blake Griffin (2) goes up for a rebound against Chicago Bulls' Thaddeus Young (21) and Tomas Satoransky (31) of The Czech Republic during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Chicago.

  • Brooklyn Nets' Nicolas Claxton, right, goes up for a shot against Chicago Bulls' Daniel Theis, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Chicago.

    Brooklyn Nets' Nicolas Claxton, right, goes up for a shot against Chicago Bulls' Daniel Theis, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Chicago.

  • Chicago Bulls' Tomas Satoransky (31) of The Czech Republic, goes up for a shot against Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Chicago.

    Chicago Bulls' Tomas Satoransky (31) of The Czech Republic, goes up for a shot against Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Chicago.

  • Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving (11) goes up for a shot against Chicago Bulls' Zach Lavine (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Chicago.

    Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving (11) goes up for a shot against Chicago Bulls' Zach Lavine (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Chicago.

 
 
Updated 4/5/2021 6:22 AM

Nikola Vucevic had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Zach LaVine added 25 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 115-107 on Sunday to snap a six-game losing streak.

Tomas Satoransky had a season-high 19 points and 11 assists as the Bulls won for the first time since acquiring Vucevic before the trade deadline.

 

"We understand it's going to take some time, and we've had some guys out of the lineup," said Vucevic, who has played five games with the Bulls.

"What I really like is it's a motivated group of guys and they want to win. It's all been positive. Hopefully, we can grow together and get some wins."

Kyrie Irving had 24 points and 15 assists to lead short-handed Brooklyn, which played without James Harden and Kevin Durant. Jeff Green added 21 off the bench. The Nets had won five straight and 10 of 12.

"We couldn't get as many stops as we needed," Irving said. "In the second quarter, they created separation and we were playing catch-up.

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"You've got to give the Bulls credit. They came to play and they made shots."

Brooklyn led by as many as nine points in the first quarter, but the Bulls closed the gap to 28-25 and then posted a 32-18 advantage in the second for a 57-46 halftime lead. The Bulls closed the first half with a 16-5 run with Satoransky leading the way with nine points.

The Bulls continued the surge early in the second half, extending the lead to 74-56 midway through the third quarter. The Bulls took an 89-72 edge into the fourth.

Brooklyn pulled within seven points on a couple of occasions late, but LaVine sealed it with a 3-pointer with 1:22 remaining to make it 112-102.

The Bulls' last four losses came during a road trip out West that concluded Friday night at Utah.

"I thought that was a much-needed win," Satoransky said. "It wasn't easy because we got in at like 3 a.m. (Saturday) after the Utah game and it was an early start."

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