Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls: Live stream, TV info, injury report

Brooklyn Nets D'Angelo Russell. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets D'Angelo Russell. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Brooklyn Nets will seek their 7th straight victory — and a 4-game season sweep — over the Chicago Bulls when the teams meet Friday at Barclays Center.

A victory over the Chicago Bulls Friday night at Barclays Center would give the Brooklyn Nets their second consecutive season sweep over the Bulls and their first four-game run over Chicago since 2004-05.

The Nets (29-27) snapped a three-game losing streak on Wednesday when it completed a two-game season sweep of the Denver Nuggets with a 135-130 victory at home.

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Chicago (12-42) has lost two straight and 16 of its last 18 overall after dropping a 125-120 decision at home to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.

Brooklyn recorded a season-high 36 assists and shot a season-best 55.9 percent (19-for-34) from 3-point range in beating the Nuggets, coming back from an early 14-point deficit and holding off a late charge by Denver down the stretch.

D’Angelo Russell paced the Nets with 27 points and also had 11 assists. DeMarre Carroll went for 18 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals, Shabazz Napier finished with 10 points and 11 assists and Ed Davis blocked three shots.

The Bulls squandered an early 12-point lead and couldn’t get closer than five down the stretch in its loss to the Pelicans on Wednesday. Lauri Markkanen went for 30 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago, while Zach LaVine added 28 points, seven assists and two blocks.

Kris Dunn notched 18 points and eight assists, Shaquille Harrison nabbed four steals and Robin Lopez finished with 11 points and two blocks.

The Nets are 77-92 all-time against the Bulls after winning the last six games in the series. Chicago has the longest winning streak between the teams, taking 12 straight from Feb. 16, 1991, to Dec. 29, 1993. The Nets’ put together eight consecutive wins from Dec. 23, 2003, to Nov. 5, 2005.

The Bulls put up the most points in a game in the series as well as the largest margin of victory in a 140-96 win at Chicago on Jan. 4, 1992.

The Nets scored 135 points in an overtime win at Piscataway on Feb. 11, 1981, with its most points in regulation coming in a 130-104 win at East Rutherford on Jan. 14, 1982. Their most one-sided win was a 119-86 victory at East Rutherford on Feb. 23, 1983.

Among individuals, Michael Jordan‘s 58 points for the Bulls in a win at Chicago on Feb. 26, 1987, is the high. Vince Carter scored 43 for the Nets in a loss at Chicago on April 11, 2006.

In the Brooklyn era, beginning in 2012, the Nets are 11-13 against the Bulls. Their current six-game winning streak that began on Feb. 26  is the longest in the series in that span. Chicago won four straight from March 2, 2013, to Feb. 13, 2014.

The Nets have the most points in a Brooklyn era game, coming in a 124-96 win at Chicago on April 7 that is also the largest win by the Nets in that span.

The Bulls have twice put up 118 points, most recently on Oct. 31, 2016, in a 118-88 win at Barclays Center. The most lopsided decision of the Brooklyn era was Chicago’s 112-73 win at home on April 12, 2017.

The top individual scoring game since the move to Brooklyn was the 41 points dropped by Allen Crabbe of the Nets in a win at Barclays Center on April 9. Chicago’s individual high was set by Jimmy Butler, who scored 40 points in a win at home on Dec. 28, 2016.

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Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern
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The skinny



Chicago: PROBABLE–Zach LaVine (right and left ankle soreness); OUT–Wendell Carter Jr. (left thumb surgery), Chandler Hutchison (right toe injury), Denzel Valentine (left ankle surgery).

Brooklyn: OUT–Spencer Dinwiddie (torn ligaments, right thumb), Jared Dudley (left hamstring strain), Dzanan Musa (assignment, Long Island Nets), Theo Pinson (two-way, Long Island Nets), Alan Williams (two-way, Long Island Nets).

Last meeting

Jan. 29 at Brooklyn: Both teams shook off slow offensive starts in what turned into a shootout at Barclays Center, with the Nets coming back from an early deficit to beat the Bulls 122-117.

Chicago never got closer than three points down the stretch, when Lauri Markkanen canned a 3-pointer with 2:54 to go. Four straight free throws by Joe Harris in the final minute helped Brooklyn ice the victory.

D’Angelo Russell scored 30 points with seven assists and three steals for the Nets and Shabazz Napier came off the bench for 24 points and three steals. Jarrett Allen had eight rebounds.

Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 26 points and five assists and Jabari Parker notched 22 points and two blocks off the bench. Markkanen finished with 18 points and 19 rebounds, Kris Dunn added 15 points and two blocks and Shaquille Harrison blocked a pair of shots.

What’s next?

Chicago: vs. Washington, Saturday; vs. Milwaukee, Monday; vs. Memphis, Wednesday

Brooklyn: at Toronto, Monday; at Cleveland, Wednesday; vs. Portland, Feb. 21