Updated: Saturday, 02 Mar 2013, 11:37 PM EST
Published : Saturday, 02 Mar 2013, 11:37 PM EST
CHICAGO (AP) — Joakim Noah had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Carlos Boozer scored 20 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-85 on Saturday.
The Bulls went on a 19-0 run that started in the second quarter and stretched into third, giving them an 18-point lead. They opened March on a winning note after going 5-8 in February, just their second losing month in 2½ seasons under Tom Thibodeau.
Noah followed up the third triple-double of his career with another terrific performance that also included four blocks. He committed five turnovers, but even so it sure was an impressive follow-up to Thursday's gem, when he had 23 points, 21 rebounds and a career-high 11 blocks in a win over Philadelphia.
Brook Lopez led Brooklyn with 22 points, but the Nets lost for the fourth time in five games. Deron Williams had 14 after averaging 27 over the previous three games.