Brook Lopez led all scorers with 20 points on 9 for 16 shooting. The Nets jumped out to a 10-point lead after the first quarter, but the Bulls held Brooklyn to just 17 second-quarter points to take a one-point halftime lead, then extended that lead to four entering the fourth quarter.
The Nets took the lead thanks to a strong effort from MarShon Brooks, who scored nine points in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter. He gave the Nets the lead for good on a jumper with 7:37 remaining and scored 13 points off the bench for the game.
The loss snapped Chicago's two-game winning streak.