BROOKLYN, New York — Allen Crabbe scored 20 of his career-high 41 points in the first quarter to guide the Brooklyn Nets over the Chicago Bulls 114-105 on Monday night.
“Things are maybe turning that corner that we wanted to get a little early in the season, but it’s better late than never,” said Crabbe, who struggled at the beginning of the season before finding his 3-point stroke. He has a franchise-record 188 3-pointers in his first season with Brooklyn.
D’Angelo Russell had 21 points and 11 assists, and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 20 points for the Nets.
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Sean Kilpatrick was one of seven players for the Bulls to score in double figures, scoring 16 points. Cameron Payne had 15 for Chicago, which has lost its last three games.
Rookie Lauri Markkanen added 10 points and six rebounds to reach 500 boards this season. He’s the first Bulls rookie to since Elton Brand to eclipse the 1,000-point, 500-rebound mark.