The Brooklyn Nets came from behind in the final 43 seconds Wednesday to beat the Chicago Bulls 96-93, extending their winning streak to 7 games.
The Brooklyn Nets showed a mental toughness in the closing minutes Wednesday night to beat the Chicago Bulls 96-93, running their streak to seven consecutive wins — the longest active streak in the NBA.
It was Brooklyn’s fifth win this month in a close-late situation, defined as a margin of five points or less with less than five minutes remaining, as they improved to 9-12 in those situations this season.
The Nets (15-18) also climbed past the idle Miami Heat into ninth place in the Eastern Conference and trail the eighth-place Orlando Magic, who lost at home to the San Antonio Spurs 129-90 on Wednesday, by just a half-game.
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Brooklyn never led the Bulls by more than three points and trailed for more than half the game. It was close throughout, however, as Chicago’s largest lead was seven points in a game that featured 21 ties and 23 lead changes.
The Nets had the maximum of five players inactive. Caris LeVert remains out with a dislocated right foot, Allen Crabbe missed his fourth straight game with a sore right knee and Dzanan Musa sat out for the second straight game with a partially dislocated left shoulder.
Here are the player grades for the Nets from Wednesday’s win.