Brooklyn Nets: One writer’s 10 favorite first-half Nets moments

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Dec. 19: Winning one they shouldn’t have

One night after an emotional win at home over the Los Angeles Lakers, the Brooklyn Nets headed to United Center for a road game against the Chicago Bulls.

The Nets came in looking a bit lethargic, maybe still feeling a bit of the hangover from the big win over LeBron James and the Tinseltowners.

With neither team shooting well, Brooklyn clung to a 40-39 lead at halftime. But the Bulls had tied it entering the fourth quarter in a third period that suddenly featured real pace and flow.

Chicago clung to the lead for much of the fourth quarter, but neither team managed to lead by more than a single possession over the final 6:04.

After going down 86-80 with 6:17 remaining, Brooklyn ran off seven straight points, capped by Spencer Dinwiddie drive and score to go up one.

Chicago went up two on a three-point play from Shaquille Harrison and the volley began. Brooklyn tied it. The Bulls went ahead. Brooklyn tied it. The Bulls went ahead.

Down one out of a timeout after Rondae Hollis-Jefferson retrieved a missed jumper from D’Angelo Russell, Joe Harris got the ball and went strong to the rim, hitting a hanging, floating jumper off the glass to put the Nets up 94-93.

Chicago would up with two more changes, but Kris Dunn was called for an offensive foul and Justin Holiday‘s bad pass that Dinwiddie intercepted sealed the win for Brooklyn with 1.4 seconds to go.