Bulls edge Nets
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Marco Belinelli's driving layup in the closing seconds put the Bulls on top for good as Chicago outlasted the Brooklyn Nets, 83-82, at the United Center.
Belinelli finished with a team-high 19 points, while Luol Deng followed with 17 and Joakim Noah contributed a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who have won two straight and five of their last six.
Deron Williams dropped in a game-high 24 points for the Nets, but could not connect on a game-tying jumper following Belinelli's decisive basket.
Brook Lopez added 18 points and 10 boards, and Joe Johnson poured in 16 points as Brooklyn had its two-game winning streak snapped.