Chicago faces Brooklyn on 3-game losing streak

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Sunday, November 26, 2023

Chicago Bulls (5-12, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Brooklyn Nets (7-8, 11th in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. EST

: Nets -3; over/under is 214.5

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago heads into the matchup against Brooklyn after losing three in a row.

The Nets are 6-7 in Eastern Conference games. Brooklyn is 4-7 against opponents over .500.

The Bulls are 4-7 against Eastern Conference opponents. Chicago is 2-6 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Nets average 115.1 points per game, 3.2 more points than the 111.9 the Bulls allow. The Nets average 106.5 points per game, 8.4 fewer points than the 114.9 the Nets give up to opponents.

The teams meet for the second time this season. In the last matchup on Nov. 4 the Nets won 109-107 led by 21 points from Dorian Finney-Smith, while Zach LaVine scored 24 points for the Bulls.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mikal Bridges is scoring 22.2 points per game with 6.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Nets. Lonnie Walker IV is averaging 15.4 points and 3.1 rebounds while shooting 50.4% over the past 10 games for Brooklyn.

LaVine is shooting 45.4% and averaging 22.3 points for the Bulls. Coby White is averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Chicago.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 4-6, averaging 114.3 points, 47.9 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 6.1 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.2 points per game.

Bulls: 3-7, averaging 107.6 points, 40.4 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 8.5 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 44.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.6 points.

INJURIES: Nets: Dennis Smith Jr.: day to day (back), Cam Thomas: out (ankle), Ben Simmons: out (hip).

Bulls: Zach LaVine: day to day (foot), Lonzo Ball: out for season (knee), Alex Caruso: day to day (toe).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.