The Brooklyn Nets shot just 25-71 (35.2%) from the field, including 5-17 (29.4%) from behind the arc, as they fell to the Chicago Bulls, 95-78. Chicago (11-16) has won just three of its last 10 games.
Taj Gibson came off the bench and scored 20 points on 9-15 shooting. Other key performers for Chicago were Jimmy Butler with 15 points and 5 rebounds, Carlos Boozer with 14 points and 6 rebounds, and D.J. Augustin with 13 points and 5 assists. On 6-10 shooting, including 2-3 from behind the arc, Deron Williams put up 18 points for Brooklyn in the loss.
The Nets posted an eFG% of just 38.7%, including 29.4% from 3-point range. This year, they are 1-8 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Bulls are 4-2 when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
Brooklyn (9-19) has now lost four consecutive games.
Coming up next, the Bulls play the Dallas Mavericks, who are 16-12 on the year. The Nets go up against the Milwaukee Bucks, currently 6-22 this season. The Nets have a 1-0 record against Milwaukee this season.