Through their first 23 games, the Chicago Bulls have produced numerous impressive moments, anchored by the standout performances of DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine. Among Chicago's more notable wins is a 23-point rout of the Brooklyn Nets last month. The Bulls get another crack at the Nets on Saturday night when the top two teams in the Eastern Conference get together in New York.
Kevin Durant scored 30 points, including the clinching jumper with 11 seconds left, and the Brooklyn Nets held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 110-105 on Friday night. Durant was 12 of 13 on free throws and Patty Mills added 23 points for the Nets, who won for the fifth time in six games and improved their Eastern Conference-leading record to 16-6. James Harden finished with 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.
I don’t like to use the term moral victory, especially when you commit six turnovers in the first three and a half minutes of the game. But tonight was about as close to a moral victory as you could possibly get from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Especially with a rare lackluster effort from its best player that played tonight.