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Apr 2, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) brings the ball up court in the first quarter against Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet)
Apr 2, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) brings the ball up court in the first quarter against Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet)

The Nets host the Bulls at 5 p.m. at Barclays Center. 

According to STATS: 

  • The Bulls have won five of the last six games in this series, including both meetings in 2016-17. Chicago and Brooklyn will face each other one more time after Saturday, on the final day on the regular season (April 12).
  • Entering this weekend, Chicago sat in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, but was just 0.5 game ahead of ninth-place Miami. Entering this weekend, the Bulls' .278 remaining strength of schedule was the easiest in the league; their final three games are against the Nets (twice) and the Magic.
  • After going 0-7 in April last season, the Nets have opened the month at 3-1 in 2016-17. Brooklyn is shooting 50.3 percent from the field this month; entering this weekend, that was sixth best the league, second best among Eastern Conference teams.
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Dec 23, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler (21) looks to pass the ball during the second half against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center. The Hornets defeated the Bulls 103-91. (Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 23, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler (21) looks to pass the ball during the second half against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center. The Hornets defeated the Bulls 103-91. (Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports)

Guard Jimmy Butler and forward Nikola Mirotic will both miss Thursday's game against the Knicks with an illness, reports K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune

Both missed Tuesday night's game against the Wizards with the illness. Butler, who has remained in Chicago, will be joined by Mirotic, according to Johnson. 

Butler, in his fifth season in the league, is averaging 25 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game in 2016-17. Mirotic, in 13.26 minutes a contest, has averaged 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. 

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Dec 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (8) shoots the ball against Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the second half at the United Center. (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (8) shoots the ball against Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the second half at the United Center. (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Jimmy Butler matched his season high with 40 points and hit an 18-footer at the buzzer roughly five minutes after being helped off the court with an apparent injury Wednesday night to give the Chicago Bulls a 101-99 comeback victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Butler scored nine points in the final 2 1/2 minutes to rally Chicago. He finished 11 for 11 from the free throw line and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Bulls overcame a seven-point deficit in the final three minutes for their second consecutive win. >> Read more

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Dec 22, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 22, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets travel to Chicago to face the Bulls at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night. 

According to STATS...

  • Chicago tied its season high for points with 118 in its first meeting with Brooklyn this season, a 118-101 win on October 31 (the Bulls have also scored 118 against the Pacers on October 29 and the Lakers on November 20).
  • The Nets have struggled to convert on mid-range shots this season -- they are shooting a league-low 35.8 percent from that area on the floor.
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Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) shoots over Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (8) during the first quarter at the United Center. David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) shoots over Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (8) during the first quarter at the United Center. David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Kristaps Porzingis had 27 points and Carmelo Anthony added 25 to lead the New York Knicks to a 117-104 victory over the Bulls on Friday night in the triumphant return of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah to Chicago.

Rose, the Bulls' first-round draft pick in 2008, finished with 15 points and 11 assists, while Noah, a 2007 first-rounder, had 16 points and nine rebounds. They teamed up to play a familiar two-man game late as New York held off a Chicago rally. >> Read more at SNY.tv...

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Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks guard and former Bulls player Derrick Rose (25) warms up before a game against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks guard and former Bulls player Derrick Rose (25) warms up before a game against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Here are the three keys to Friday's game against the Bulls.

  1. Win the Rebounding Battle on Both Ends- One of the big reasons why the Bulls have been so good offensively is their propensity to attack the offensive glass starting with Taj Gibson and ex-Knick Robin Lopez. The Bulls are third in the NBA in offensive rebounds at 14.8 per game. Interestingly, they are only 20th in overall rebounds, meaning the Knicks should be able to expose that and it would seem as if the team that achieves the most second-chance points will have a great chance in winning the game.
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Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler steals the ball from Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin at Barclays Center. (Dennis Schneidler/USA Today Sports Images)
Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler steals the ball from Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin at Barclays Center. (Dennis Schneidler/USA Today Sports Images)

The Brooklyn Nets allowed seven Chicago Bulls to score in double figures in a 118-88 loss Monday at Barclays Center.

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony praised team president Phil Jackson and GM Steve Mills for reshaping the team's roster this offseason.

"I don't want no credit," Anthony said, according to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears. "Phil did everything. Phil and Steve."

Following a 32-50 season, the Knicks, now led by Jeff Hornacek, transformed their roster by trading for former Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, signing free agents Joakim NoahBrandon Jennings and Courtney Lee, and bringing over Willy Hernangomez from overseas. 

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Derrick Rose (Kamil Krzaczynski/USA Today Sports Images)
Derrick Rose (Kamil Krzaczynski/USA Today Sports Images)

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By how I've learned Phil Jackson works, anything can happen on draft day, and the New York Knicks could look to deal further after a blockbuster trade that sent former No. 1 pick Derrick Rose to New York and Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant to the Chicago Bulls.

The buzz surrounding several draft prospects, like Brandon Ingram, Jamal Murray and Domantas Sabonis, at Wednesday's NBA Cares event at Basketball City, was that Jackson trading for Rose was a great move.

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Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson battles for the ball with New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis during the first half at United Center. (Kamil Krzaczynski/USATSI)
Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson battles for the ball with New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis during the first half at United Center. (Kamil Krzaczynski/USATSI)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Nikola Mirotic had 17 points and seven assists in one of his best games of the season, and the Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks 108-81 on Friday night.

Pau Gasol added 17 points and eight rebounds as Chicago won for the fourth time in five games while avenging a blowout loss at New York on Dec. 19. Rookie reserve Bobby Portis had 16 points and 10 rebounds in his third consecutive game scoring in double figures.

The Bulls blew a 17-point lead before pulling away from the Knicks in the fourth quarter. Portis made two free throws, Mirotic connected from deep and Butler had a driving layup to close out a 20-6 run that made it 97-79 with 4:48 left.

Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points for New York, which has dropped five of six. Jose Calderon went 3 for 3 from 3-point range and finished with 18 points. >> Read more...

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah during the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray/USATSI)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah during the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray/USATSI)

(AP) -- When they last faced one another two weeks ago, the Chicago Bulls appeared to be in turmoil while the New York Knicks were riding a season high-tying winning streak.

The tide has since turned for both teams heading into a New Year's Day rematch.

While Chicago's Derrick Rose uncertain to play, the Knicks hope to stay focused under difficult circumstances Friday night when they look to end a nine-game skid at the United Center.

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New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony dribbles the ball around Detroit Pistons small forward Stanley Johnson during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USATSI)
New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony dribbles the ball around Detroit Pistons small forward Stanley Johnson during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USATSI)

The New York Knicks face the Bulls in Chicago at 8 p.m. on Friday.

According to STATS:

  • The Knicks defeated the Bulls 107-91 in New York on December 19. However, Chicago has won its last eight home contests in this series.
  • New York is 6-0 in road games this season when it has 100 or more points, but just 1-10 when held below the 100-point mark.
  • The Bulls' 102-100 win over Indiana on Wednesday was their first overtime victory of the season in four tries. Those four OT games are tied with Detroit and Minnesota for the most in the NBA.
  • Carmelo Anthony did not attempt a free throw in New York's last game. It was the 23rd time in his career he has had zero FTA in a contest (14-9), but he has never done it in back-to-back games.
  • Jimmy Butler has had at least one steal in 38 consecutive games, which is the longest streak by any Bulls' player since Scottie Pippen had 1+ steal in 42 straight games, March 12-December 16, 1994.
  • Bobby Portis appeared in just four of Chicago's first 24 games this season. But he has played in each of the last six, averaging 10.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
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Starters
.....Brooklyn Nets ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Chicago Bulls
1Deron WilliamsKirk Hinrich
2Shaun LivingstonJimmy Butler
3Joe JohnsonMike Dunleavy
4Paul PierceCarlos Boozer
5Mason PlumleeJoakim Noah
The Good: The Nets are 10-2 at the Barclays Center since the start of the calendar year, and they're 11-2 at home since their loss to the Bulls at the Barclays Center back on Christmas Day...Brooklyn has won their last four home games overall.

The Bad: The Bulls have won nine of their last 10...Chicago is tied for the best record in the conference since January 1 at 21-8...The Bulls held the Nets under 80 points in each of their last two matchups...Kevin Garnett (back) is out tonight for Brooklyn.

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Tonight, the Nets return to the Barclays Center to host the Chicago Bulls, finally returning home after their longest road trip of the season.

The Nets haven't played a game in Brooklyn since February 12, and a win today would be their fifth straight home win, and it would mean reaching the .500 mark on the season for the first time November 5, when they were 2-2 after four games.

Standing in their way is a surging Chicago team that's been a thorn in their side ever since the Nets moved to Brooklyn. The Bulls are tied with the Indiana Pacers the best record in the Eastern Conference since the start of the new calendar year.

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The Nets (24-27) concluded the first half of their 2013-14 NBA season with a 92-76 loss to the Bulls (27-25) at the United Center in Chicago.

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[sny-box]Chicago led 29-19 after one, and it was an uphill battle for Brooklyn the rest of the way against a tough, defensive-minded Bulls team, led by Joakim Noah.

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Starters

.....Brooklyn Nets ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??Chicago Bulls
1Deron WilliamsKirk Hinrich
2Shaun LivingstonJimmy Butler
3Joe JohnsonMike Dunleavy
4Paul PierceCarlos Boozer
5Kevin GarnettJoakim Noah
The Good: The Nets are 14-5 since January 1, and their .737 winning percentage is the best in the Eastern Conference in that span...Since January 1, Brooklyn leads the NBA with 9.6 steals per game...No Nets starter played over 28 minutes last night.

The Bad: The Nets haven't beaten the Bulls in the regular season in over a calendar year (2/1/13)...Brooklyn is 5-10 on the road against Eastern Conference opponents this season...The Nets are just 2-9 in the second game of back-to-backs this season.

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Tonight, the Nets close out the first half of the 2013-14 NBA season with a road game in Chicago against the Bulls. The Nets and Bulls have been two of the hottest teams in the Eastern Conference since the start of the new year.

Since January 1, the Nets have the best winning percentage (.737) in the East with their 14-5 record, while the Bulls are third-best with a .667 winning percentage (14-7 record) over that span. Chicago enters tonight as the fourth seed in the conference.

The Bulls beat the Nets by a score of 95-78 in Brooklyn back on Christmas day. Both teams have been playing great ball since then, and with just 1.5 games separating them in the conference standings, there's a lot at stake tonight at the United Center.

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The rest of the Eastern Conference is improving around the New York Knicks.

The Miami Heat are the defending champs, and well, LeBron James is still on the team. The Indiana Pacers proved they're a tough test for the Knicks in the playoffs. The Brooklyn Nets added Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to play alongside Deron Williams, and the Chicago Bulls will get a healthy Derrick Rose back this year.

So Carmelo Anthony, how will you respond?

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On Thursday night, the Nets defeated the Chicago Bulls by a final score of 95-92 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

The Skinny: The Bulls were shorthanded, playing without both Luol Deng (flu) and Kirk Hinrich (calf). The Nets seemed to smell blood and came out very aggressive. Brook Lopez (4-for-8) and Joe Johnson (5-for-6) each scored 10 points, but the Bulls got eight points each from Joakim Noah (4-for-6) and Marco Belinelli (4-for-7) and managed to keep it close after one. The Nets took quick shots and put an emphasis on pushing the ball. The biggest surprise was MarShon Brooks. Gerald Wallace picked up two early fouls, and Brooks was the first man off of P.J. Carlesimo?s bench. As a team, they didn?t turn the ball over in the first and led 33-27.

With the second unit, the Nets played relatively well and managed to hold a seven-point lead when the starters re-entered with about five minutes remaining in the half. Kris Humphries played with good energy, and the Bulls went about five game minutes between field goals at one point during the quarter, which left them in a hole. C.J. Watson, Andray Blatche and Humphries each scored four points in the second, but Nate Robinson sparked the Bulls to a run to close the gap to a single point, 47-46. Williams took over and scored eight points in the final two minutes of the half and helped the Nets out to a 60-54 halftime lead.

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The Nets will attempt to do something they haven?t done all season: win a game in Chicago?s United Center.

Brooklyn is 0-4 in the Bulls? building this season, with two losses coming during the regular season and the other two coming in the playoffs.

(Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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On Monday night, the Nets defeated the Chicago Bulls by a final score of 110-91 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

The Skinny: After falling behind, the Nets went on an early 13-4 run to open a seven-point lead, with Deron Williams contributing five points during the run. But Chicago followed with a 7-0 run of its own to tie the game. Brook Lopez then led Brooklyn on a 7-0 run to again go up seven. Lopez poured in 11 points in the quarter, and the Nets led by five after one.

Nate Robinson?s energy led the Bulls on a 7-0 run to take the lead in the opening minutes of the second quarter. Back-and-forth lead changes ensued before a 9-2 Nets? run, led by hot mid-range shooting by Kris Humphries, put Brooklyn back up six. Chicago again closed the lead, but back-to-back three-pointers from Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace and a pair of free-throws from Lopez as part of an 8-0 run put the Nets up 10. Eight points from Humphries in the quarter helped the Nets lead by eight at the break.

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Leading by 14 with 2:53 seconds to go in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, the Brooklyn Nets were in a perfect position Saturday to return home with the series tied 2-2.

But Nate Robinson had different plans.

The Bulls? reserve guard torched the Nets over the final stretch, which resulted in a 142-134 triple overtime win for Chicago.

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On Thursday night, the Nets were defeated by the Chicago Bulls by a final score of 79-76 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

The Skinny: The Nets went on an early 11-0 run fueled by six points from Deron Williams and a three-pointer from the ailing Joe Johnson to establish a double-digit lead. But from there, Brooklyn went completely cold, missing 14 straight shots over the final 6:25 of the quarter. The Bulls turned the ball over six times in the opening frame, but Chicago concluded the quarter on a 14-0 run to take a two-point lead after one.

An emphatic dunk by Brooklyn native Taj Gibson early in the second quarter gave the Bulls a six-point lead, but Chicago?s problems with turnovers kept the Nets in the game. Brooklyn just could not make a shot though, allowing the Bulls to go ahead by 12 as part of a 28-4 extended run. Chicago maintained a 10-point lead until a Gerald Wallace buzzer-beating three-pointer cut the Nets? deficit to seven at the break.

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NEW YORK ? Joe Johnson was red hot from the field to start Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

If he kept up his pace from the first quarter, the Chicago Bulls may have been in store for a similar drubbing that they suffered in Game 1 of the series.

Joe Johnson (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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On Thursday night, the Nets were defeated by the Chicago Bulls by a final score of 92-90.

The Skinny: The Nets opened the game on an 8-0 run in the first two minutes, with Brook Lopez knocking down jumpers and converting in the paint. Lopez scored 18 of Brooklyn?s first 22 points after making his first six shots from the field and 8-of-9 overall. The Nets opened a 13-point lead after the first quarter.

The Nets maintained their double-digit lead for much of the second quarter, with Andray Blatche and MarShon Brooks provided the offense from the second unit. Chicago finally got going offensively to get back within seven in the final minutes thanks to Carlos Boozer. But a hot hand from Deron Williams and an emphatic dunk from Lopez helped Brooklyn close out the first half leading by 11.

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BROOKLYN ? Mikhail Prokhorov has spared no expense in his attempt to deliver a championship to Brooklyn. Prokhorov has invested an estimated $319 million in guaranteed player contracts through the 2015-16 season.?Such a spending spree is possible when you?re ranked the 57th richest man in the world according to Forbes at an estimated $13.2 billion.

After spending a lucrative amount to upgrade the roster, Prokhorov has reportedly targeted Phil Jackson as the Nets next head coach if P.J. Carlesimo fails to get the job done on an interim basis.

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Tonight at 8 p.m., the Brooklyn Nets will battle the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.

The Nets are coming off a thrilling double overtime win against the Detroit Pistons, but they go right back to work tonight with little rest.

Even without All-Star Derrick Rose, the Bulls are off to a decent start but are desperately awaiting the uncertain season debut for their point guard.

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