CHICAGO – – Nikola Vucevic had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Zach LaVine added 25 points, and the Chicago Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets 115-107 on Sunday to a loss in six games >

Tomas Satoransky had a season high of 19 points and 11 assists when Chicago won for the first time since taking over Vucevic before close of trading

“We understand it will take time and we had some people off the lineup,” said Vucevic, who has played five games with the Bulls

“What I really like is that there is a motivated group of guys who want to win. It was all positive. Hopefully we can grow together and get some wins”

Kyrie Irving had 24 points and 15 assists to lead the shorthanded Brooklyn who played without James Harden and Kevin Durant Jeff Green added 21 from the bench The Nets had won five in a row and ten out of twelve

“We couldn’t get as many stops as we needed,” said Irving. “They broke up in the second quarter and we were catching up

Brooklyn led by up to nine points in the first quarter, but Chicago closed the gap at 28-25, taking a 32-18 lead for a 57-46 lead at halftime in the second quarter with the Bulls finishing the first half with a 16: 5 run, with Satoransky taking the lead with nine points

Chicago continued the climb at the beginning of the second half of the year and extended the lead to 74:56 in the middle of the third quarter. The bulls went into the fourth round with 89-72

Brooklyn drew within seven points a couple of times late, but LaVine sealed it with a 3-pointer, leaving 1:22 to score 112-102

Chicago’s last four casualties came during a road trip from the west that ended in Utah on Friday night

“I thought this was a much needed win,” Satoransky said. “It wasn’t easy because we got in at 3am (Saturday) after the game in Utah and it was an early start”

Nets: G Tyler Johnson suffered an apparent right lower leg injury early in the fourth quarter that ran back on defensive.He went paralyzed with no contact and fell to the ground after a few uncomfortable steps. Unable to put weight on the leg when he helped Harden (right achilles tendon tightness) and Durant (left achilles tendon strain) have not started the trip Both should train in Brooklyn on Sunday Trainer Steve Nash said Harden could return Monday night, Durant hopes to return later in the week

Cops: G Coby White sat out because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols “He’s just got a test you’re testing,” coach Billy Donovan said “We should know more in the next 24 hours”

The Bulls finally expect Vucevic and LaVine to form a dynamic pick and roll duo because of their versatile offensive skills. “We’re still trying to figure out what to do with each other,” said Vucevic. “It’ll only be with repetitions It has got better with every game ”

RJ Hampton shoots a ball and Jamal Murray jokes around like he’s scared of the bad shot

Another loss despite a great performance from Stephen Curry on Sunday left the 23-27 Warriors looking for answers

– Aaron Gordon scored 24 points against his former team and collected the Denver Nuggets past the Orlando Magic 119-109 on Sunday night

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