(Reuters) - Brook Lopez led the way with 20 points in three quarters as the Brooklyn Nets outlasted an under-strengthen Chicago Bulls 93-89 at home on Friday.
It took a final quarter comeback led by the bench for the Nets to prevail against the Bulls, who were without the services of Carlos Boozer and All Star Joakim Noah because of injury.
The Nets improved to 28-19 as Joe Johnson and MarShon Brooks impressed with 13 points apiece. Brooks nailed nine of his in the final quarter when Andray Blatche scored all 11 of his points.
Coming in as the best road team in the Eastern Conference, Chicago dropped to 28-18 after just their third loss in 11 games.
(Reporting by Ben Everill in Los Angeles, editing by Nick Mulvenney)
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