107-115. Durant and Nets beat LaVine’s 41 points to beat Bulls

Chicago (USA), May 11 (EFE) .- Star forward Kevin Durant contributed 21 points and eight assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 107-115 on the road, who had the support of guard All -Star Zach LaVine with 41 points.

Forward Joe Harris added 17 points and shooting guard-forward Bruce Brown finished with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds that helped the Nets to their second straight win after losing four straight games.

Chicago ended its three-game winning streak, and probably its postseason hopes.

Brooklyn, which lost point guard Kyrie Irving to an apparent facial injury early in the second half, led 74-93 early in the final period and sat in its starters for most of the period.

LaVine, who scored 12 points in the fourth, forced them back by scoring eight in a row to cut the lead to 91-102 with 4:54 to play.

Durant and power forward Jeff Green each had baskets in the final minutes and kept the Bulls from recovering.

Green added 14 points and power forward Nicolas Claxton had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Chicago, desperately in need of a win, helped its own undoing by staying under 40% on field goals until the final minutes.

The point guard Coby White finished with 16 points and the Montenegrin center Nikola Vucevic achieved a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds that did not prevent defeat.

The Bulls fell three games behind Washington, who rested, for last place in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament and will need to win their last three and wait for help from the Wizards or Indiana to secure a spot.

Brooklyn, meanwhile, remains ahead of Milwaukee in the race for second place in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

(c) EFE Agency

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