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Final: Chicago Bulls easily handle Brooklyn Nets, 96-85

21 turnovers, poor shooting, and maybe a little fatigue doom the Nets in Chicago.


Tonight, a Noche Latina look at the Nets' loss to Los Bulls.

Zéro - Number of combined points from Reggie Evans, Keith Bogans, MarShon Brooks and Kris Humphries in tonight's game.

Dos - Los Bulls aren't a great home team this season. Coming in, they were 16-14 at home and 17-11 on the road. However, the Nets played in Brooklyn last night and had to take the ojo rojo into Chicago. The younger, more athletic Bulls were ready for them.

Seis - The Nets' new ranking in the Eastern Conference as Los Bulls passed them with the victory.

Ocho - The number of points starting PF Reggie Evans has scored in the last seven games. That's in 21:19 per game - a total amount of 2:29:16. That's two-and-a-half hours of court time.

Ocho - The number of points All-Star Brook Lopez scored in the last three quarters of tonight's game. He was the only Net to shoot over 50%, so more shots may have been warranted. Lopez wound up with 22 points after a strong start. He did not attempt a single shot in the second quarter.

Ocho - The difference in Los Bulls' shooting percentage (52%) and the Nets' shooting percentage (44%). Deron Williams went 4-12 after coming in hot.

Once - The lead the Nets had 8 minutes into the game.

Catorce - The number of points by which the Nets were outscored in the second quarter. They wound up losing by 11.

Veintiuno - Los Turnovers. Lots of them.

The Nets now have three days off before they play the Bobcats in Charlotte Thursday. Williams, Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace all look like they could use a few days to recuperate. Could Coach Carlesimo use that time to evaluate players and make some changes in his rotations? There have been some signs in the past few games - Mirza Teletovic getting minutes, Lopez playing with Andray Blatche for a short time tonight - that something may be happening on that front.

Whether there are changes or players simply improve with rest, the Nets are sliding down the standings and will be looking to get back on the winning track before their division and conference foes get too far away.