Bulls Game 3 Notes vs. Brooklyn



* The Bulls have won 11 of their 18 best-of-seven series when splitting the first two games; Chicago is 11-2 when winning Game 3 and 0-5 when losing Game 3.

* This marks the fourth time in franchise history that the Nets have split the first two games of a best-of-seven series at home; the Nets won all three of their previous series in six games (beat Celtics in 2002, Bucks in 2003 and Pacers in 2006).

* Brooklyn outscored the Bulls 56-36 in the paint in Game 1 while Chicago posted a 42-30 advantage in Game 2.

* Chicago won Game 2 despite no one on the team scoring more than 15 points, the fewest points by a team’s leading scorer in a playoff win since Memphis beat San Antonio back on April 25, 2011 when Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with 15 points.

* In Game 2, all three of Chicago’s frontcourt starters (Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah) finished with a double-double, the first time three Bulls have recorded 10+ points and 10+ rebounds in a playoff game since April 26, 2009 (Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Tim Thomas).

* Deron Williams joins Chris Paul as the only two players in NBA history to average 20+ points and 9+ assists per game in their postseason careers (Minimum 25 G).


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