Nets vs. Bulls: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Nets vs. Bulls: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Nets vs. Bulls: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Brooklyn Nets (26-14) play against the Chicago Bulls (12-12) at United Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Wednesday January 12, 2022

Brooklyn Nets 138, Chicago Bulls 112 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kyrie Irving on what it was like when he was away from the team: “I didn’t wanna accept it at first…I tried not to get emotionally attached to it, because when I did it felt like I had FOMO. Every. Single. Day, was just like, ‘Man I just wanna be with the guys.’ ” #Nets #NBA3:28 AM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kyrie: “We were in that flow where it gets dangerous for the other team…We’re hitting 3s, getting to the rim, touching the paint. It’s going to be difficult for teams to load up & make adjustments on the fly when you have me, James & K out there.” #Nets nypost.com/2022/01/13/net…3:17 AM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
New Dunc’d On Prime: Big gamer on the last 2 nights of action: BRK/CHI; MIA/ATL; CHA/PHI; GSW/MEM; PHX/TOR. Join me and @Danny Leroux duncdon.supportingcast.fm2:28 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Russell Westbrook led a team with Steven Adams as the 2nd best player to the 6 seed.
In 2013, OKC was the 1 seed and Russ got hurt up 2-0. KD lost 4-1 in the 2nd round without him.
1 Finals
4 WCFs
11 Playoffs
Can’t rewrite history cause 33 year old Russ is struggling in 2022. – 2:18 AM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Woj says there’s “real optimism within the organization” that Kyrie Irving will become a full-time player at some point this season. pic.twitter.com/xpAR42Bke62:05 AM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
“As two people that are bonded, beyond just father and son. Growing up w/o my mom, b-ball was s/t that connected us and rooted us. But as I’ve gotten older, he just knows that the human being who I am is far more important….”
-Kyrie Irving talks about the importance of his dad pic.twitter.com/1eXgOrJznW1:29 AM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Durant after big win over Bulls: “We don’t make no statements to the league. Who cares what they think? We know what we bring to the table and it’s all about us. I’m sure people were watching that game tonight.” – 1:27 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie Irving said he’s usually watching the Nets at home either alone or with his family. Said he can’t go out to a bar or something to do so. Said watching from afar “it’s like drinking something you don’t want to drink.” – 1:16 AM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls embarrassed, but Donovan wants them to own it and learn from it. DeMar and Zach agreed it was an “ass-whooping.”
Read it:
chicago.suntimes.com/2022/1/13/2288…1:15 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie Irving said he’s still in preseason form while the rest of the team is in midseason form. – 1:14 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie Irving said he told Blake Griffin he owes him three layups from the Portland game. – 1:14 AM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
LIVE: Zach LaVine media availability after tonight’s game against the Nets twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…1:12 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Harden dragging Kyrie to the David Guetta concert (Kyrie is Rashida Jones) pic.twitter.com/cLM6NicloS1:11 AM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Asked James Harden if he still has hope Kyrie Irving will play at home, he grinned and joked “I’m gonna give him the shot.” #Nets #NBA1:09 AM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kyrie Irving: “We were in that flow where it gets dangerous for other teams and our opponent.” – 1:09 AM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
“I’m going to give him the shot,” said James Harden when asked by @Brian Lewis if he was still holding out hope that Kyrie could play at home sometime. – 1:09 AM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
James Harden joked that he would give Kyrie Irving the vaccine shot himself so he can play home games – 1:08 AM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
“We’re all killers, we attack and we’re all unselfish we like to just make the right play.”
-James Harden on the #Nets big three. – 1:08 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Asked if he’s still hopeful that Kyrie Irving will be eligible for home games, James Harden says “Man I’m going to give him the shot.” – 1:07 AM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Is Harden still holding out hope that Kyrie will be able to play in home games?
A small smile crept over Harden’s face as he answered.
“I’m going to give him the shot.” – 1:07 AM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden on whether Kyrie Irving will play at Barclays this season: “I think imma give him the (vaccine) shot.” – 1:06 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Harden reminded that Friday marks a year since the trade for him. “It’s been a crazy crazy year.” – 1:05 AM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
“Man that’s one of the best feelings honestly. You either did something right or did something wrong.”
-James Harden laughs about getting to rest early tonight. He and KD played 30 and 33 minutes respectively. – 1:05 AM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden on sitting most of the 4th quarter: “That’s one of the best feelings honestly. Either you did something right or did something wrong. Tonight was a case of us doing something right.” – 1:05 AM
Zach Kram @zachkram
James Harden, asked if he’s surprised the Nets’ Big 3 is clicking so well already:
“No. We’re that good.” – 1:03 AM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
“No we’re that good” says Harden when asked if he was surprised how quickly the big 3 came together. pic.twitter.com/s3titBaPna1:03 AM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
“We’re trying to make no statements to the league, who cares what they think? We know what we bring to the table and it’s all about us. But I’m sure people were watching the game tonight.”
-Kevin Durant was asked if this was a ‘statement’ win. pic.twitter.com/FOv4K4rBle1:01 AM

Josh Martin @LonzoWire
Lonzo Ball put up a very impressive plus/minus number in the Bulls’ beatdown of the Pistons. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2022/01/12/lon…1:00 AM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Kevin Durant: “The crowd is starting to rally around the team. The city, you can feel it that they’re starting to understand that Chicago Bulls basketball is back. So for us to come in here and win in this fashion means a lot to us.” – 12:59 AM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
DeMar DeRozan: “We got our ass kicked tonight. It’s how we bounce back.”
Said Nets did what they had to do after dropping first two of season series – 12:58 AM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
LIVE: DeMar DeRozan media availability after tonight’s game against the Nets twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…12:58 AM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets destroy #Bulls in battle of Eastern Conference powers nypost.com/2022/01/13/net… via @nypostsports12:56 AM
Lang Greene @LangGreene
Every now and then you see a team show up to an arena on an absolute mission. That’s what Brooklyn did tonight. Ruined Chicago’s coming out show. – 12:52 AM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
“It’s beautiful when you get to play like that.” Says Kevin Durant on a well rounded team win where everyone was involved and clicking defensively. – 12:52 AM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
“It’s beautiful when you get to play like that,” Durant said of the big win. “We’re starting to form who we are even more.” – 12:52 AM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Durant after big win over Bulls: “It’s good to come in and a tough environment and get it done.” – 12:49 AM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Kevin Durant says he doesn’t care about making statements but notes other teams may have taken notice of this one. – 12:48 AM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
“I thought defensively we were on the same page all night,” said Kevin Durant. Gives credit to Kessler Edwards and Day’Ron Sharpe for making it tough on their assignments defensively. – 12:46 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant: “I thought defensively we were on the same page all night.” – 12:46 AM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Rookies had a strong night 💪 pic.twitter.com/OWIJdtlkTQ12:43 AM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Nets now a career 13-3 with their Big Three. That’s the scary part awaiting the Bulls and the East. – 12:43 AM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Doesnt sound like LaMarcus Aldridge will play in the next one. Coach Nash didn’t rule out Durant sitting out the next one too but will evaluate that. – 12:41 AM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
New NBA Top 10 in scoring differential…
1. Golden State
2. Utah
3. Phoenix
4. Cleveland
5. Miami
6. Memphis
7. Milwaukee
8. Chicago
9. Brooklyn
10. BOSTON
Other notables…
15. Denver
21. LA Lakers
22. Atlanta – 12:41 AM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Nash wouldn’t rule out Kevin Durant sitting out vs. OKC, but says thats to be determined. #Nets12:41 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash is calling the Blake Griffin/DeAndre’ Bembry to Kessler Edwards play ‘The Double Dive.’ – 12:41 AM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Nash doesnt think LaMarcus Aldridge is likely to play tomorrow vs. the #Thunder. #Nets12:40 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash doesn’t expect LaMarcus Aldridge to play tomorrow. – 12:40 AM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Nash leaves open the possibility that KD will sit tomorrow vs. OKC but wants to see how everybody is feeling in the morning before making a final decision. – 12:40 AM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Chicago Fire 🔥
@qatarairways pic.twitter.com/pZlBs9FnJg12:39 AM

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Wed
Evan Mobley, 15 pts, 10 reb, 7 ast, 1 blk
Franz Wagner, 14 pts, 6 reb, 10 ast, 1 stl
Omer Yurtseven, 13 pts, 10 reb, 6 ast, 1 blk
DayRon Sharpe, 20 pts, 7 reb, 1 blk
Jalen Green, 14 pts, 8 reb, 2 ast
Austin Reaves, 19 pts, 3 reb – 12:37 AM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
LIVE: Bulls postgame media availability after tonight’s game against the Nets twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…12:37 AM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Nets coach Steve Nash: We know they’ve beaten us twice. They’re No. 1 in the East. Their crowd was into it. That definitely got our guys engaged. – 12:36 AM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Steve Nash: “There was no bend or break in our guys tonight, and that was something Chicago could feel.” #Nets12:35 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
James Harden since Christmas:
27.3 PPG
8.4 RPG
10.8 APG
45.1 FG% pic.twitter.com/Dj2iYidEvx12:30 AM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Gotta learn from this one. We move. pic.twitter.com/FOWKY7Wu2C12:29 AM

Dave Early @DavidEarly
Just the third time of the year Kevin Durant finished with less than 31 minutes in a game. Some old school load management in Chicago. This is one of the key reasons they wanted to bring Kyrie Irving back. Get wins, avoid burnout. – 12:27 AM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Oh my. Nets destroy Chicago Bulls, 138-112. – 12:27 AM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
FINAL: Nets 138, Bulls 112
Absolutely dominant performance by the Nets. Story soon for @NYDNSports12:26 AM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Final: Nets 138, Bulls 112
That’s quite a statement from Brooklyn, who won second half 78-50. They set a new scoring high for a Bulls opponent
Bulls are 27-12 – 12:26 AM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Final: Nets 138, Bulls 112.
A 30-8 Nets run to close the third quarter turned a 71-all tie into a blowout victory for Brooklyn.
The Bulls are now 27-12. – 12:26 AM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Nets 138, Bulls 112
Bulls allow opponent season-high points
LaVine 22 pts, 6 assists
Durant 27 points in 30 minutes (7-10 FGs), 9 assists
Harden 25 pts, 16 assists, 7 rebs
Mills 21 pts
Sharpe 20 pts – 12:26 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Final: Nets beat the Bulls 138-112. An absolute beatdown and statement made by Brooklyn. The big three are unguardable when they’re out there. This is the team Nash and Marks envisioned when they traded for Harden. Brooklyn has OKC at home tomorrow. I expect some guys to rest. – 12:26 AM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Best win of the year for the Nets.
138-112 over the Bulls.
Nets came into game 0-8 against top 4 seeds in both conferences. They put it all together in the second half. – 12:26 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Bulls fans have started heckling @Nick Friedell. Lucky for him, game is almost over. – 12:24 AM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Top three excuses so far tonight:
1. “We’re missing our best defenders.”
2. The refs
3. Nets were more motivated. – 12:22 AM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
The Nets have scored a season-high 132 points tonight against Chicago 👀 – 12:19 AM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Billy Donovan’s other point he’s made – Bulls have beaten a lot of teams missing key pieces … lots of fugazi wins. Another one could happen Friday if Warriors sit Klay and DGreen. – 12:18 AM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Nets have such a commanding lead that KD is done for the night after just 30 minutes. Tomorrow’s back to back against OKC always felt like a solid choice for Nash to rest him but he’s got options now that KD got a little extra rest in this one. – 12:17 AM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
James’ moves are unmatched
@James Harden #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/7Pr7SIOnJR12:16 AM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Opponent season-high points allowed for Bulls. – 12:15 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Patty Mills tonight:
21 PTS
6-8 3P
+33 +/-
It’s his 11th game this season with 5+ threes, already a career high. pic.twitter.com/k8itBDp2LO12:11 AM

Alykhan Bijani @Rockets_Insider
Always a joy to watch James Harden operate an offense. – 12:11 AM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden just showing off now with a between-the-legs assist to Day’Ron Sharpe. – 12:10 AM
Jimmy Spencer @JimmySpencer
Just confirmed:
11:10 PM
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 (CST)
Time in Chicago, IL – 12:10 AM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
All the highlights 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/qll6fwklFW12:10 AM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
After starting 0-8 against top-four teams in both conferences … did the Nets just restore their Fear Factor in a single trip to Chicago?
More NBA from me: marcstein.substack.com12:09 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
The Nets are now 13-3 when their Big 3 play together. pic.twitter.com/cGywh4OBv412:09 AM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Just remembered for the first time in hours that LaMarcus Aldridge isn’t here either. – 12:08 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant and James Harden have only played 30 minutes, Kyrie Irving 24 minutes. Imagine telling someone that last week. – 12:07 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
If any team should be comparing themselves to last year’s Buccaneers, it’s the Nets – 12:07 AM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Nets look like an entirely different team with the Big 3. Most heart I’ve seen the team play with in a while — if not all season long. – 12:06 AM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Assuming this BKN-CHI score holds up, teams will be 105-62 (.629) in rest-advantage games this season, including 41-22 on the road & 3-0 in Nets-Bulls games.
Rest advantage = Didn’t play the day/night before, opponent did.
That’d be the highest rest-advantage win% since ’13-14. – 12:06 AM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Nets have flipped the script, scored 22 points off Bulls’ TOs – 12:06 AM
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
This feels like a statement for the Nets. – 12:05 AM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
The Nets are about to hang a 40-ball on the Bulls. – 12:05 AM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets on a 37-8 run, and are cruising. Up 108-79 with 10:46 to play, getting just about every look they want offensively. #Bulls #NBA12:03 AM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Big smiles on the Nets bench after that Edwards dunk. Complete domination in the second half. The Bulls are good and are in the midst of a really nice year — but they don’t have the type of star power that can match Brooklyn when they’re healthy and Kyrie is on the floor. – 12:03 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
As @Barbara Barker just showed me, Patty Mills is +30, DeAndre’ Bembry is +31 and Blake Griffin is +28. – 12:03 AM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kessler Edwards with a dunk off Bembry and Griffin both diving for loose balls. Griffin pumped up after Edwards dunked as was the bench. Nets up 108-79. – 12:01 AM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Nets up almost 30 and beating Bulls to loose balls. No wonder Billy Donovan was out to the free-throw line to call that timeout almost before sequence ended. – 12:01 AM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Mills, Harden and Durant are 12 for 17 from 3-point line. This one’s over over, #Bulls trail by 29 early 4thQ – 12:01 AM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
The Nets are having their coming-out party in Chicago. This is the most fired-up this team has been all season. Brooklyn has opened up a 108-79 lead here in the 4th quarter. This is what championship basketball looks like. – 12:01 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Durant created 25 3rd quarter points (17 scored, 8 additional points on 3 assists) while Bulls had 19 as a team – 12:00 AM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
How dominant was the Nets third quarter?
Via Nets PR: The 39-19 margin marked the biggest positive point differential for the Nets in any quarter all season. – 11:59 PM
Lang Greene @LangGreene
Heard the Bulls were back so tuned in tonight. Not saying CHI isn’t a solid team. But there’s levels to this … – 11:58 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Alfonzo McKinnie led the Bulls in 3rd quarter field goal attempts (1/6) … so that probably explains a lot – 11:58 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
25+ points for the 12th straight game. Unstoppable.
@Kevin Durant #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/sH6F3PKYUl11:58 PM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Nets won that third quarter 39-19 and lead 101-79 entering the fourth
Kevin Durant has been masterful. 27 points (7-10 FG, 10-11 FT) and 9 assists – 11:56 PM
Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYC
The Nets were +100 underdogs on the moneyline tonight. Good value if you can get it – 11:56 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the third quarter: Nets lead the Bulls 101-79. That third quarter was an absolute ass-kicking. The Bulls learned what the previous teams that have seen the Nets at full strength already knew: There is no defense that can shut Brooklyn down. – 11:56 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Dig in Bulls fans… – 11:56 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
The Nets just scored 101 points through 3 quarters while holding the Bulls to just 79. Bulls fans have resorted to jeering Blake Griffin because there’s nothing better to do. Incredible performance from the Nets. Time to bring it home. – 11:56 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Nets 39-19 in 3rd. – 11:55 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
Nets scary good right now – 11:55 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Masterful performance so far from the Nets. Just getting what they want, how they want it, when they want it – 11:54 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Durant using the biggest game of the year to try out some new material. – 11:54 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
KD just taking over. He’s got 27 and is getting whatever he wants right now.
There’s the difference @WaddleandSilvy. – 11:54 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
28-8 Nets run and Kyrie didn’t score or assist on any of those points – 11:54 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
The Brooklyn Nets, a part time Super Team. – 11:53 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
i want to see the healthy bulls again – 11:53 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
This is a character-building performance by the Nets tonight. Kevin Durant just hit a walk-up 3 to put Brooklyn up 20, and Blake Griffin took a charge on the ensuing possession. Bulls fans are shook. This place is quiet. – 11:53 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Durant and Harden are 18 of 19 from the foul line. Brooklyn pulling away, up by 20 late 3rdQ. #Bulls11:52 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
The Nets are pouring it on. Up 20. – 11:52 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
5 fouls on McKinnie.
And Bulls have fouled at least 5 jumpshooters thus far. – 11:50 PM
Trey Kerby @treykerby
The Nets are impossible to stop and most of the Bulls’ best defenders are out so it is simply time for someone to start cooking. – 11:49 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Text from @MBayler, who I always say is as good of a basketball mind as I know: Nets have done a good job defensively keeping the Bulls ballhandlers out of the paint. – 11:48 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
The Nets have opened up a can of whoop-ass in Chicago, where they lead the Bulls 91-77, as Kevin Durant heads to the line for one more. This is the most impressive performance the Nets have had against a top team this season. – 11:48 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
watching this game and all i can think about is what the world would look like today if Kevin Durant wore size 17.5s instead of 18s. – 11:47 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
KD & Kai happy to be out there
🎥 @NetsOnYES pic.twitter.com/H911qAQp9n11:46 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets up 86-75 with 4:32 left in the third. Largest lead of the night for Brooklyn. Bulls have gone a bit cold from the field. – 11:44 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
The Nets are destined to win this game. Blake Griffin just hit Nikola Vucevic with a dream shake, faded away and banked it in. – 11:41 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Blake Griffin with the spin cycle on that last possession. – 11:41 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Patty Mills has gotten off the bench after each rookie scored the past few possessions and waved the towel after a few went in. This is where Steve Nash says he’s been excellent for them off the court. – 11:39 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Rookies with the protection 💪 pic.twitter.com/qxJLMv4nFh11:39 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
The Nets need to have more interactive fan stuff during in-game breaks at home. The Bulls just had a Dunkin Donuts-sponsored coffee, donut and some other cartoonified food object racing each other on the jumbotron and the crowd was into it. – 11:37 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Two huge defensive plays by the Nets rookies — blocks by both Kessler Edwards and Day’Ron Sharpe — have helped the Nets sustain a 78-71 lead here in the 3rd quarter. Kevin Durant and James Harden have combined for 36 points and 14 assists. – 11:35 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
The rooks are stepping up. Kessler Edwards with a block and Day’Ron Sharpe follows his lead on the next possession. Edwards’ defense has been terrific tonight. Nets up seven. – 11:35 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
If Kessler Edwards can shoot 40% from 3, he’ll play in the league for 15 years. – 11:34 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kessler Edwards’ defense tonight is stellar. #Nets11:34 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Depending on the result of tonight’s Nets-Bulls, the Heat either will be within two games of first in the East (if the Bulls lose) or in second in the East (if the Nets lose). As for tiebreakers: 2-0 vs. Bulls, 1-0 vs. Nets. – 11:33 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Make it 12 of 13 as McKinnie picks up 4th. #Bulls11:33 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
That’s 4 fouls now on Alfonzo McKinnie, who’s generated a couple extra possessions for Bulls with offensive rebounds early in third quarter – 11:33 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
#Bulls bench players have 11 of the team’s 12 fouls. Little skewed since McKinnie had to replace Jones, but still odd. – 11:32 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Alfonzo McKinnie starts the 2nd half for injured Derrick Jones Jr. – 11:27 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Triple-doubles by a Cavs player since LeBron’s first year in the league:
64 — LeBron James
1 — Kyrie Irving
1 — Darius Garland (11/10/15 tonight)
(Submitted by @DeePee30) pic.twitter.com/A0QePEWMls11:24 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets‘ Aussie Patty Mills on Novak Djokovic: Rules apply to everyone nypost.com/2022/01/12/net… via @nypostsports11:22 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Probably best shooting game for the Rockets since the win against the Bulls on the day before Thanksgiving. Made 54.9 %, 44.4 percent on 3s. (56.4 %, 46.2 % vs. Bulls.) Again, Rockets have made at least 40 % of 3s in 9 of 12 wins. – 11:17 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Harden has 14 at the half and has already been to the line six times. Kyrie started 0-for-4 and has hit three of his last four shots. Pretty evenly matched half — it will be interesting to see just how much KD gets rolling down the stretch. Took just four shots in 18 min. – 11:13 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
HALFTIME: Nets 62, Bulls 60
This is what playoff basketball is supposed to look and feel like. The Big 3 have accounted for exactly half of the Nets’ points, led by James Harden’s 14 points and 5 assists. This game shows how deadly the Nets will be when Joe Harris is back. – 11:13 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Much-needed seven-point spurt at end of second quarter there from Zach LaVine to draw Bulls within 62-60 at the half. They trailed by 9 earlier in period
LaVine has 17 points (6-9 FG) and 4 assists at the break – 11:12 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Intermission.
Zach LaVine: 17 pts (6-9 FG), 4 ast
DeMar DeRozan: 15 pts, 3 reb pic.twitter.com/7VdulhwROO11:12 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Halftime: Nets lead the Bulls 62-60. Inject this game into veins. Lots of back and forth. Harden, Durant and Mills all in double-figures. Irving and Zach LaVine heated up towards the end of the half. Fun second half coming. – 11:12 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
#Bulls trailed Nets by as many as 9, but are within 62-60 at halftime.
It’s been a shootout: LaVine 17, DeRozan 15, White 10.
–Harden 14, Durant 10, Mills 11, Irving 7. – 11:12 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Nets 62, Bulls 60 at half
LaVine 17 pts, 4 assists
DeRozan 15 pts
Harden 14 pts, 5 assists
Mills 11 pts
Durant 10 pts, 6 assists – 11:11 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Zach’s stepback game stays pretty.
@Zach LaVine | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/o65v81qJvZ11:11 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Zach LaVine has enteed the proceedings this evening – 11:10 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kessler Edwards is playing some incredible defense, but Zach LaVine dgaf. – 11:10 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
The big three are back in. Harden, Durant and Irving are rolling with Edwards and Griffin. – 11:08 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
The Rockets won in San Antonio the day after they traded James Harden. Tonight the Rockets won in San Antonio on the day before the one year anniversary of the James Harden trade – 11:06 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Coby is a one-man fastbreak!
@CobyWhite | #BullsNation pic.twitter.com/VX457SgfF911:05 PM

Trey Kerby @treykerby
KD looking like The Waiter out there pic.twitter.com/FRtMGl6rcH11:04 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kevin Durant and James Harden each have five assists. Billy Donovan said guarding them is two-fold because they’re elite scorers, but their passing can create numerous problems, too. – 11:04 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie Irving’s first shot comes in the mid-range and puts the Nets up 55-51 with 3:47 left. – 11:03 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
9th straight game in double figures for Coby White – 11:03 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Zach LaVine has made 38 straight FTs, dating to a miss late in the Dec. 26 home game vs. the Pacers. – 11:02 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Durant back out there with Edwards, Griffin, Thomas, and Irving. – 11:00 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
One of those nights where Kyrie Irving looks a bit rusty. He’s getting to the spots he traditionally loves but the shots aren’t falling and he’s 0-of-4 to start this one. – 10:58 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Casual double-pump finish from Zach.
@Zach LaVine | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/f5Ns3c69DF10:58 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Sharpe has three fouls in seven minutes. Cant afford a fourth. – 10:57 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
You don’t know celebrity life until you pull up to a Bulls game with @Nick Friedell10:57 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
It’s a make-or-miss league, but the #Nets shot profile is going to give them a good chance in this one. Paint looks and open corner 3s. Brooklyn up 51-42 and Irving hasn’t scored yet. – 10:56 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
3-point shooter fouled alert
again
Troy Brown Jr. joins Dosunmu with 3 fouls – 10:53 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden has 11 points, is 2-of-2 from downtown, and is going to the line for 3 free throws after drawing a foul on a stepback. The Nets are best when Harden is in attack mode and tonight is even more proof he needs to play 120 MPH at all times. – 10:53 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nash rolling with Harden, Irving, Sharpe, Edwards and Thomas now. Nets up six with 6:56 left in the half. – 10:52 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden’s gonna pull out the chef move the way he’s cooking tonight. – 10:50 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Patty Mills has found his rhythm early tonight. He’s 4-5 from the field and already has 11 points off the bench. He’s been able to space the floor and give everybody else more room to operate. – 10:49 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
It’s one of those games for Patty Mills, who is 3-of-3 from downtown tonight against the Bulls. Mills was 7-of-33 in the 5 games leading into this one. – 10:49 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Is Patty Mills shooting 90% from 3 in National TV games? – 10:49 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Patty Mills with his third corner 3 of the night. – 10:47 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Johnson was out of position two plays ago and neglected to set a screen for James Harden when he brought the ball up the floor. This time, Johnson sets the screen for Harden, then rolls and is on the receiving end of an assist.
Harden opened both hands and said, “See?” – 10:47 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Cam Thomas in to start the second quarter with James Johnson, Mills, Harden and Edwards. – 10:45 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Kyrie Irving scoreless in first quarter, but Nets are shooting 57 percent and lead 38-31. They just look so much better with him. – 10:43 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Nets shot 12 FTs in 1st, emblematic of a lot of Bulls’ defensive breakdowns. – 10:42 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
The #Nets lead 38-31 after a first quarter that saw them shoot .571 overall and 5-of-7 from deep. Patty Mills with some much-needed 3-pointers, and Sharpe holding his own in his first start with six points and four boards. – 10:42 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the first quarter: Nets lead the Bulls 38-31. Harden and Durant each have eight and five players have at least two baskets. Balanced attack to start. Vučević got some easy shots in the short roll. Bulls also have balanced scoring. Nash only went eight deep. No Cam yet. – 10:42 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
#Bulls were very sloppy on defense in 1stQ, besides having to deal with tough matchups. Nets lead 38-31, shot 57% from field.
DeRozan has 9 pts; Durant & Harden 8 each – 10:41 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Just getting underway.
DeMar DeRozan: 9 pts (4-5 FG)
LaVine/White: 6 pts each pic.twitter.com/jRfaVn4HMG10:41 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Obviously, Derrick Jones Jr. is out for the night, as Nets build a 7-point lead after one. – 10:41 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
END OF Q1: Nets 38, Bulls 31
Strong first quarter for the Nets against a team they’ve struggled against this season. The Nets played the Bulls on the 2nd leg of a back-to-back both times this season. This time, they have fresh(er) legs, and Kyrie Irving, who has 3 AST in Q1. – 10:40 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
This one has had everything one could ask for from an entertainment perspective so far. Highlight-reel plays and tough shotmaking at both ends, electric atmosphere
38-31 Nets after Q1 – 10:40 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
“It feels good in the moment. I think it feels big right now… We’ve been battling with these guys for a number of years… I’m just proud of our guys overall. They battled tonight.” – James Borrego
#AllFly | @HusqvarnaUSA10:39 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Strong first quarter for the Nets, even if Kyrie Irving doesn’t have a basket. – 10:39 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Patty Mills with a 3 from each corner in the first. Nets are going to need the December version of Mills tonight. He’s off to an encouraging start. – 10:38 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Patty Mills needed those 3s. – 10:38 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Bulls say that Derrick Jones Jr. (right knee injury) will not return – 10:33 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Injury Update: Derrick Jones Jr. (right knee) is out for the remainder of the game. – 10:33 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Coby’s 2/2 from deep to start the game 🔥🔥
@CobyWhite | #BullsNation pic.twitter.com/lcGmNS417N10:32 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Derrick Jones Jr. won’t return with a right knee injury, per Bulls PR – 10:32 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
The #Bulls – who have taken the fewest 3s in the #NBA and thrive in the midrange – are 4-of-8 from deep already. That Coby White 3 has the game knotted at 29-all. #Nets10:32 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Coby White hits a 3 and this game is tied at 29 with 2:43 left in the first quarter. Very back and forth to start. Timeout Steve Nash. – 10:31 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
I love Ayo Dosunmu’s game. – 10:30 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Irving back on the floor with Durant, Griffin, Mills and Bembry. – 10:30 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
The Zo to Zach connection >>>>> pic.twitter.com/GFbWdmsRef10:29 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden is aggressive tonight. This is good – 10:28 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
No one fouls three-point shooters better than Coby White! – 10:28 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Quite sure that was the first catch and shoot corner 3 Harden has made all year – 10:27 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Blake Griffin in for Sharp after he picks up his second. – 10:25 PM
Trey Kerby @treykerby
Zach LaVine is averaging a career-best smiles per game. – 10:25 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
And right on cue, Blake Griffin in for Sharpe. #Nets10:24 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Bembry in for the #Nets. Nash should get Blake Griffin ready, too. Day’Ron Sharpe’s fouls tend to come in bunches. – 10:24 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Nets C Day’Ron Sharpe could pass for Eddy Curry’s son. #Bulls10:24 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
First wave of subs has Patty Mills, KD, Harden, Mills and Bembry out there. – 10:23 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Love LaVine sticking with Harden through the bump there – 10:22 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Remember when the Bulls used to have trouble throwing lobs? – 10:20 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Edwards get a steal and Harden throws him the lob on a two-on-one. Nets up 11-9. – 10:19 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
This game features the league’s top two players in mid-range shooting. DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Durant. LaMarcus Aldridge is up there, too. – 10:17 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Great defense by LaVine. – 10:17 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
KD and Alfonzo McKinnie share a few quick words and a handshake just before the game starts again. They were teammates during KD’s last year with the Warriors. McKinnie came into the game after Jones, Jr. left with an injury. – 10:17 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Lonzo Ball’s confidence in his 3 is night-and-day what it used to be. – 10:16 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
LaVine is on Irving. – 10:15 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Jones heads to the locker room. Alfonzo McKinnie checks in for him and is on Durant. – 10:15 PM
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
Derrick Jones Jr. needed to be helped to the locker room after landing awkwardly on his right leg. Didn’t look like he could put much weight on it – 10:14 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Quick timeout at start of this one. Derrick Jones Jr. had an awkward landing on a jump, was down and in pain. Was just helped to Bulls locker room — not putting much weight on right leg – 10:13 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
That doesn’t look good at all, right knee buckled when Derrick Jones Jr. landed awkwardly 36 seconds into game. He’s being helped into locker room in lot of distress. #Bulls10:13 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Derrick Jones Jr. appears to have hyperextended his right leg/knee while landing awkwardly 36 seconds into the game. He’s struggling to walk to the locker room and being helped off the floor. – 10:13 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets fans how are you feeling prediction wise for this game? – 10:12 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Derrick Jones Jr. stays down just 36 seconds after tipoff. Trainers looking at him. – 10:12 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls win best unis already. – 10:12 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Derrick Jones Jr. is down just 36 seconds into the game. Injury timeout. – 10:12 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Derrick Jones Jr. is down, early. He can’t get to his feet. It’s bad. Timeout Bulls. – 10:11 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Bulls open up with Ball on Harden, Jones Jr. on Durant and DeRozan on Irving. – 10:11 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
There’s energy in the UC again. It’s great to see.
The NBA is in a much better place when the Bulls are relevant. – 10:10 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Nets-Bulls is starting too late and I’m mad about it. – 10:10 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Incredible energy in Chicago tonight. The Nets don’t just have to play against the Bulls players. This crowd is here, locked in and ready. This is gonna be a game. – 10:10 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets have done a good job defending Nikola Vucevic the first two games. Does the absence of Claxton and Aldridge change that? – 10:08 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
I am way too washed to stay up and watch all of Bulls Nets.
If you all are looking for the victory video postgame, you can always download it here: dropbox.com/sh/ilezhd9i7cn…10:04 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Ready to put on a show! 🍿
@Zach LaVine | #NBAAllstar pic.twitter.com/w2xaqT1CRt10:03 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Follow my man @Darnell Mayberry for your Bulls needs tonight. – 10:01 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Bothers me that Reggie Theus is no longer in the #Bulls‘ pregame team history video. – 10:00 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Greetings from Chicago. Nets-Bulls tips shortly. To me, this might be the biggest game of Brooklyn’s season to date. The big three against the Eastern Conference leaders. The Nets have yet to beat a top-four team in either conference. If it doesn’t happen tonight when will it? – 9:54 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nets starting Harden, Irving, Durant, Edwards and Sharpe against the Bulls. First career start for DayDay. Nets hoping he makes the Bulls go NightNight. – 9:41 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Harden, Irving, Durant, Edwards and Sharpe will start for the #Nets. It’s the first-career start for Day’Ron Sharpe and the second for Kessler Edwards, both rookies. Sharpe is the 16th Net to start this season, three shy of the team record. #NBA #Bulls9:40 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Zach in the Undefeated Team Orange Kobe 4 Protro
@Zach LaVine | #BullsKicks pic.twitter.com/6pxWJQ9kMR9:40 PM

Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Brooklyn’s two main big men, LaMarcus Aldridge and Nic Claxton are out tonight. So Nets will start rookies Kessler Edwards and Day-Ron Sharpe with Durant, Harden and Irving vs. #Bulls.
Blake Griffin, James Johnson, Patty Mills among those available off the bench. – 9:39 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Late night Bulls coming up!
@Betway | #GetItLocked pic.twitter.com/cLnCTeYlv19:35 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Gordon: 30 PTS, 7 AST
Terry: 22 PTS, 4 AST
Miles: 21 PTS, 8 REB
LaMelo: 13 PTS, 8 AST, 7 REB
Cody: 11 PTS, 3 REB
Hornets: W
#AllFly | @drpepper pic.twitter.com/pC2bnl8TVI9:30 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Kessler Edwards, and Day’Ron Sharpe will start for the Nets tonight against the Bulls. – 9:30 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Let’s bring it.
@FirstAlert | #BullsNation pic.twitter.com/jPkORpnXej9:30 PM
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
These guys will kick it off tonight pic.twitter.com/5N4bdHkmqu9:30 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Tonight’s @HusqvarnaUSA Player of the Game is GORDON HAYWARD!
1 RT = 1 #NBAAllStar Vote! pic.twitter.com/Jk3Za9TaQD9:25 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
ADD ANOTHER TO THE WIN COLUMN! 🕺
#AllFly | @NewAmsterdam pic.twitter.com/DG9UWk7rjJ9:24 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Joe Harris’ ankle recovery ‘trickier’ than #Nets thought nypost.com/2022/01/12/joe… via @nypostsports9:23 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Zo’s shoe game for tonight #BullsKicks pic.twitter.com/E8REyqGpsA9:12 PM

Sarah Kustok @sarahkustok
Hang with us on @YESNetwork tonight
@Brooklyn Nets at @Chicago Bulls
Tip at 10p ET #NetsAfterDark pic.twitter.com/DhHAjJ4eeo9:09 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Welcome to your Sky Miles poster moment‼️ ✈️⭐️
#NBAAllStar | @Miles Bridges pic.twitter.com/jQLIzTYg3K9:07 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
POSTER DUNK‼️ ✈️
RT & VOTE for @Miles Bridges! ⭐️
#NBAAllStar | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/imoMysQs5D9:04 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Season is in January, how is luka not in shape yet? Even Harden is in shape by this point – 9:03 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls guards Coby White and Ayo Dosunmu have built a strong friendship and a strong presence off the bench, but will it matter come the Feb. 10 trade deadline?
Read it:
chicago.suntimes.com/bulls/2022/1/1…8:58 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
ALL the way locked in.
#AllFly | @AthleticBrewing pic.twitter.com/auc95MTSJD8:53 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
T-Ro goes coast-to-coast and attacks the rim 😤
RT & VOTE for @Terry Rozier! ⭐️
#NBAAllStar | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/IJc3ndZsOp8:52 PM

Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
Clocking in for the late night shift.
@AyoDos_11 x @Troy Brown pic.twitter.com/n7dJr0CcPw8:51 PM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Nets coach Steve Nash said there won’t be any minutes restrictions on Kyrie Irving or James Harden against Bulls – 8:38 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash said it’s possible Nic Claxton plays tomorrow, but it’s still to be determined. – 8:37 PM
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
Kyle Kuzma basically turns into Kevin Durant against the Magic lmao – 8:37 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Billy Donovan remembers watching Dr. J out on Long Island with the Nets as a kid. Lived 10 minutes from the Nassau Coliseum. – 8:29 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Donovan said stamina is the key because of all three Nets stars ability to pass. Adds just because the Bulls might be able to stop them off once, doesn’t mean it will work twice. – 8:27 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Billy Donovan said the Bulls are going to need team defense and know where the help is at all times when guarding the big three. – 8:27 PM
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
Alex Caruso is still in health and safety protocols and Bulls coach Billy Donovan anticipates he’ll miss Fridays game against the Warriors too – 8:25 PM
Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Nothing much new on Alex Caruso’s status — Bulls are still waiting on his cycling numbers to rise to point of him being cleared from protocols — but Billy Donovan did say at this point he doesn’t expect Caruso to be back for Friday’s game vs. Warriors – 8:25 PM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Donovan says he doesn’t think Caruso will be available Friday vs GSW, still in protocols. #Bulls8:24 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Billy Donovan said he doesn’t expect Alex Caruso to play Friday vs. Warriors. – 8:24 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Not a good offensive 1st quarter for Mavs, 35% shooting, but bigger reason they trail 30-21 is their defense isn’t measuring up to recent efforts. Knicks are shooting 50%.
Mavs will need to follow script of win over Bulls, when they allowed 32 in the first and 67 rest of way. – 8:12 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐅𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍‼️
@Gordon Hayward | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/TscQYwKC5U8:11 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Flyin’ into the second half 😤
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/BzuwwQwyuo8:07 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Nothin’ but space and opportunity 💥
@Mason Plumlee | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/5lboWz3QJS8:02 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
The #Nets are 12-3 in games with the Big Three together. They had a 119.6 Offensive Rating in 202 regular-season minutes last season, saw that jump to 135.4 in their 130 playoff minutes and were a solid plus-14 in their only 17 minutes together in last week’s win over the #Pacers7:52 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
It’s Bulls vs. Nets at home tonight, and we’re giving away another @goaawol shirt 🙌
RT now for a chance to win – the only way to get this shirt! pic.twitter.com/uD0JdTBFYH7:45 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
He can’t miss! 🎯🔥
1️⃣5️⃣ – 6/6 from the floor
@Gordon Hayward | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/AD5CTcuYhR7:40 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Might as well stay on the edge of your seat for this one 👀
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/Rj6rbTgpkR7:38 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Nets say Kyrie and Harden both available to play tonight vs. Bulls. Nic Claxton is out. Should be a loud atmosphere at the UC tonight like the good old days. – 7:24 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Starting things off on the right foot 💥
@Gordon Hayward | @HornetsOnBally pic.twitter.com/ftIB3eY7hQ7:24 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Blake Griffin, rookie Day’Ron Sharpe and James Johnson are the #Nets bigs against the #Bulls. – 7:13 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Anyone know why Nets-Bulls doesn’t tip until 10? – 7:12 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Kyrie Irving and James Harden, (both were listed as questionable) are a go for showdown with the Bulls. – 7:11 PM
Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
The Nets are 11-3 when Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving play. They’re 1-0 this season.
Big test against the Bulls tonight. – 7:11 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
The #Thunder injury report vs the Nets tomorrow:
Vit Krejci OUT. (GL)
Aleksej Pokusevski OUT (GL)
Isaiah Roby OUT (H&S Protocols)
Kenrich Williams OUT (H&S Protocols) – 7:10 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Kyrie Irving and James Harden are available to play tonight, per Nets. Nic Claxton is out. – 7:10 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
James Harden (left knee hyperextension) and Kyrie Irving (left ankle sprain) are available for the #Nets, but Nic Claxton (left hamstring tightness) is out vs the #Bulls. – 7:09 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Nets say James Harden and Kyrie Irving are playing against the Bulls. – 7:08 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Nets say both James Harden (knee) and Kyrie Irving (ankle) are available vs CHI tonight. – 7:08 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Nets’ Kyrie Irving and James Harden are both listed available to play vs. Bulls tonight. – 7:08 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
let’s go let’s go let’s go!!
📍 – Philadelphia, PA
🆚 – @Philadelphia 76ers
📺 – @HornetsOnBally
📻 – @WFNZ 610 AM/102.5 FM pic.twitter.com/iHqBjo6w0s7:03 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Three hours before tipoff, Kyrie Irving is the first Net on the court getting his pregame work in. The zip up is his new look it seems. pic.twitter.com/iLobJXvYw57:01 PM

Josh Martin @LonzoWire
Chicago has caught the league by surprise as they sit atop the Eastern Conference. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2022/01/12/zac…6:30 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
First Five in PHI! 🖐️
#AllFly | @CrumblCookies pic.twitter.com/V2mJknCi5T6:30 PM

Denver Nuggets @nuggets
Our next watch party is two weeks away 👀
Join us at Stoney’s Bar and Grill to watch our game against the Nets and win some tickets or signed gear!
👉 https://t.co/vHac5QRKRc
#MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/as7i16kwNl6:30 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
INJURY REPORT vs PHI
Kai Jones (Health & Safety Protocols) is out.
Kelly Oubre Jr. (Health & Safety Protocols) is out.
#AllFly | @NovantHealth pic.twitter.com/N1QNEE3I366:21 PM

Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Pacers now favored vs. Boston, likely because Brogdon & LeVert are back. Interesting night in the NBA. Here is my @WagerTalk NBA show plays on the game of the night between the Bulls & Nets. May this atone for my error, my first ever Wordle miss and last night’s Nuggets collapse: pic.twitter.com/GOWJHVfmsW5:59 PM

Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR
INJURY UPDATE: @Charlotte Hornets center Kai Jones has entered Health and Safety Protocols and will be downgraded to out for tonight’s game at PHI #AllFly5:09 PM
Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls
What’s Ayo’s favorite hobby outside of basketball? 🧐
24 Seconds with @AyoDos_11, presented by @Tissot: pic.twitter.com/z40K74orHt5:00 PM

Josh Martin @LonzoWire
Lonzo Ball put up a very impressive plus/minus number in the Bulls’ beatdown of the Pistons. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2022/01/12/lon…4:57 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Klay Thompson is not on the Warriors’ injury report tomorrow in Milwaukee, indicating that he will play against the Bucks and rest on Friday night in Chicago against the Bulls. – 4:51 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Sky Miles is soaring to #NBAAllStar! ✈️⭐️
RT & VOTE for @Miles Bridges!
#AllFly pic.twitter.com/LrRGuQkuQi4:44 PM

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