Joakim Noah Leads Bulls to 96-85 NBA Victory Over the Nets

Joakim Noah had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 96-85 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in a National Basketball Association contest.

The Bulls (34-25) are second in the Eastern Conference’s five-team Central Division, three games behind the Indiana Pacers (37-22). The Nets (34-26) are trailing the New York Knicks (35-20) by 3 ½ games in the conference’s five-team Atlantic Division.

Carlos Boozer scored 20 points and reserve Jimmy Butler added 13 for the Bulls, who held a 53-39 halftime advantage on their home court at United Center.

Brook Lopez tallied 22 points for the Nets and Deron Williams contributed 14 points.

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