Boozer helps Bulls beat Nets 79-76 in Game 3

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Boozer helps Bulls beat Nets 79-76 in Game 3Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez, left, and point guard Deron Williams, right, battle Chicago Bulls shooting guard Kirk Hinrich for a loose ball during the first half of Game 3 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)(Credit: AP)

CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Boozer had 22 points and 16 rebounds, Luol Deng added 21 points and 10 boards, and the Chicago Bulls held off the Brooklyn Nets 79-76 in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series Thursday night.

The Bulls had no field goals and two foul shots in the final 5:46 of the game, but still managed to beat the Nets for the second time in the postseason. They will try to grab a 3-1 lead when the series resumes in a quick turnaround Saturday afternoon.

Brooklyn shot 35 percent for the second straight game. Brook Lopez had 22 points and nine rebounds, and Deron Williams finished with 18 points on 5-for-14 shooting.

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