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CHICAGO - Impressive wins have been rare for the Brooklyn Nets this season, but Brook Lopez believes the team can (and should) have more performances like Tuesday night.I think weve been capable of putting together an effort like this throughout the year, he said. We just havent really sustained it the entire game and we did tonight. We can be a lot better than this.Lopez had a season-high 29 points, Joe Johnson had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Nets to a 96-82 victory, snapping the Chicago Bulls seven-game winning streak.Brooklyn (15-16) had just one previous win this season against a team with a winning record, a 95-93 overtime win against San Antonio on Dec. 3.Tonight we committed to help each other, Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins said. Its been our game plan. We have just gotten better at doing it.Mike Dunleavy led the Bulls (22-10) with 23 points on 9-for-15 shooting, including 5 for 9 on 3-pointers.Jimmy Butler, who averaged 26.4 points during the winning streak, had just eight points. Derrick Rose had just four on 2-for-15 shooting.During their seven-game streak, the Bulls had averaged 106.6 points on 45.4 per cent shooting. But after a 31-point first quarter, they struggled to score the rest of the game.I mean, this was the first game that it was like this, Rose said of the Bulls poor shooting. Usually, its me by myself missing shots and everyone else making shots.Rose is just 7 for 35 from the field in back-to-back games the previous two nights. Its just two games, he said. Im not going to stop shooting.The Nets would like to think they played a large role in the Bulls offensive woes.The biggest thing was holding them to one shot, Mason Plumlee said. Our initial defence has been pretty good at times this season, but weve given up too many second shots.The Nets also put pressure on the Bulls on the offensive end with Lopez, playing in just his fifth game since returning from a lower back strain, going 13 for 21 from the field. Johnson was 8 for 14 from the field and recorded his first points-rounds double-double in six years.The Nets took control in the second quarter and had a 55-45 halftime lead. After the Bulls pulled within five early in the third, Brooklyn reclaimed command and had an 84-69 lead heading into the fourth.It was the way the team played, Lopez said. We played together, we moved the ball well, we shared it and, most importantly, from the second quarter on we made our living defensively, getting stops and limiting, for the most part, them to one shot.____TIP INS:Nets: Kevin Garnett was held out after playing 21 minutes Monday night against Sacramento in Brooklyn. Lopez started in Garnetts spot. He played 33 minutes after not totally more than 15 in the previous four games.Bulls: Kirk Hinrich (left hamstring) missed his fifth straight game. He still is listed as day-to-day and there is no target date for his return.EJECTEDBulls guard Aaron Brooks was ejected in the second quarter after picking up two quick technical fouls. With the players heading toward the bench following a timeout with 9:42 remaining in the first half, Brooks picked up the first technical from official David Guthrie for bouncing the ball hard back onto the court.At that point, Brooks turned and said something to Guthrie. The official then called the second technical, resulting in the automatic ejection.It was very surprising to me, Brooks said. There was a lot of yelling going on during the game, and the person who wasnt yelling got a technical. That made no sense to me, so whatever . . .HOME IMPROVEMENT:The Bulls also had a five-game home winning streak snapped and are just 8-6 at the United Center after beginning the season. Tuesdays game began a stretch of eight of nine games at home — the lone road game is Jan. 9 at Washington — so the Bulls can start another streak if they correct their home-court problems.UP NEXT:The Nets are at Orlando on Friday.The Bulls host the Denver Nuggets on New Years Day. Wholesale Shoes NZ . In the late match, Shinji Okazaki scored two goals to pace Mainz to a 3-2 victory at Werder Bremen. Goals from Milan Badelj, Maximilian Beister and Hakan Calhanoglu ended Hamburgs two-match losing run and kept Hannover winless in seven games. Shoes NZ Online . GQ Lundqvist quite well.Three rounds, and nearly two months later, will the Kings have the strength to reach the summit of the Empire State to claim the cup?Truer words have never been spoken. https://www.shoesnzonline.com/ . 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Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal When asked if he believed Arsene Wengers side lacked ambition, the Sky Sports pundit said: Yes, when you think about the results they had coming into the game and the firepower they have within the team.I felt from the very start - whether it was a game-plan to sit in and see what United had to offer - but a 0-0 or 1-1, any draw in fact, and Arsenal were going to be happy with that.They will be going back down south really happy with themselves because they dug out a result scoring in the last few minutes. That always gives you a good feeling over the weekend. But they didnt put a marker down. They didnt turn up at one of the big stadiums against one of their histtoric rivals and say, We are the team on form, you are not on form and we are going to show you how good we are.dddddddddddd They didnt do that today. They will think its a good point but I was looking for them to come here and show us how good they are, putting a marker down. Theo Walcott said Arsenal worked hard to earn a point at Old Trafford following their 1-1 draw Former United midfielder Ryan Giggs was also in the Sky Sports studio, and said his old team were superior on the day.Its disappointing from a Man Utd perspective, Giggs said. They were by far the better team. They werent brilliant but there was only one team that was going to win that game. They looked dangerous, especially down the right-hand side. Antonio Valencia was very good, and Juan Mata and Ander Herrera have got that understanding, and thats where the goal came from. Also See: Giroud salvages point Wenger hails mental toughness Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal recap Get a ￡10 free bet! ' ' '