The Barclays Center will play host to a Tuesday night NBA clash between the Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets. The Bulls have lost three straight games and have not responded well to interim head coach Jim Boylen. On Sunday, Chicago was unable to make the plays down the stretch of a 104-101 home loss versus Cleveland. The Bulls assisted on 22 of their 39 made field goals and shot 44 percent from the field.
Chicago F Lauri Markkanen led all scorers with 21 points and 15 rebounds. Zach LaVine contributed 17 points and 12 rebounds in a losing effort for the Bulls.
The Brooklyn Nets are playing well for head coach Kenny Atkinson and are proving to be serious playoff contenders in the East. Last night, Brooklyn had their six-game winning streak snapped during a 112-104 road loss against Boston. The Nets managed just 16 points over the final 12 minutes and shot 38 percent overall.
Brooklyn G D’Angelo Russell led all scorers with 25 points on a 10-for-20 shooting performance. Shabazz Napier added 20 points and five assists in 26 minutes off the bench.