The lowly Chicago Bulls have won just 13 games this season and their latest victory came against the Brooklyn Nets in an astounding 125-106 upset at Barclays Center on Friday night. Brooklyn's rough loss came after the Nets defeated the Nuggets on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak. >> Box score
Things to know about Friday's game
1) The Nets completely fell apart at the start of the fourth quarter, when comeback victories have normally been the team's Achilles heel this season. Brooklyn was down 18 points with sloppy plays and shoddy passing diminishing chances of a comeback with 8:09 left in the fourth quarter. A quiet Kenny Atkinson watched on the sidelines as the Bulls, the third-worst team in the Eastern Conference, pulled ahead.
2) Caris LeVert played his first game since Nov. 12 on Friday night. He finished with 11 points, five assists, two rebounds and five steals. Brooklyn was depending on the dynamic LeVert to rally back in the fourth quarter and the Nets just couldn't make plays connect.
3) The Nets (29-28) were out-rebounded against the Bulls, 50-33. Chicago did a terrific job of regaining possession in the paint, which ultimately led to Brooklyn's demise in the fourth quarter. The Bulls matched the Nets in assists with 26. To add insult to injury, Chicago was shooting 50 percent from the three-point range, while Brooklyn was shooting 32 percent.
4) Lauri Markkanen gave the Nets trouble all night as he put up a double-double with 31 points and 18 rebounds. Bulls guard Zach LaVine added 26 points with three rebounds and five assists.
5) D'Angelo Russell was having an off night as he made just one three-pointer of eight total attempts. Russell finished the game with a team-leading 23 points with one rebound and five assists.
The Nets will travel north when they play the Toronto Raptors on Monday at 7:30 p.m.