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Bulls beat Nets and controversial star Irving; Blackhawks lose fourth straight
2022-11-02

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It wasn't pretty, but the Chicago Bulls (4-4) battled back to beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-99 (2-6) on Nov. 1 in New York City.

Zach LaVine had a season-high 29 points (20 in the fourth quarter), five assists and four rebounds on 10-of-21 shooting, Sports Illustrated noted. DeMar DeRozan added 20 points and four rebounds in the win.

The Nets were playing their first game after head coach Steve Nash was fired. Kevin Durant had 32 points and nine rebounds for the Nets, but Kyrie Irving managed only four points on 2-for-12 shooting, according to ESPN.

Irving—who had previously courted controversy after choosing not to get vaccinated against COVID—is back in the news after recently posting a link to an antisemitic film on social media. Numerous people have criticized Irving, although his own team had yet to take action.

Chicago will next host the Charlotte Hornets on Wed., Nov. 2.

—The Chicago Blackhawks (4-4-2) came up short against the New York Islanders (6-4-0) at the United Center, falling 3-1 on Nov. 1.

Halfway through the third period, Jonathan Toews cut the Islanders' lead to 2-1 with a goal on the power play. However, the Islanders would strike right back to extend their lead to two goals.

The Blackhawks will next play the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m.


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