Steve Nash Says Nets Had 'No Bend or Break' in Them in Win vs. BullsJanuary 13, 2022
Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash was very pleased with his team's performance in Wednesday's 138-112 win over the Chicago Bulls.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Nash said there was "no bend or break" in the Nets:
With roughly half of the season completed, the Eastern Conference hierarchy has taken shape, with the Nets, Bulls, Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks having separated themselves from the pack.
The Nets traveled to Chicago after playing a Western Conference road game against the Portland Trail Blazers late Monday night, but there were no signs of fatigue based on their performance.
The Bulls have been the best team in the conference all season, as they entered Wednesday having won 14 of their past 17 games, including a 111-107 win over Brooklyn on Dec. 4.
Despite Kyrie Irving being held to just nine points in 25 minutes, Brooklyn's 138 points marked a season high. Kevin Durant and James Harden combined for 52 points and 25 assists and went 8-of-12 from three-point range.
Nash has struggled to find consistent production out of the center position this season, but Day'Ron Sharpe was fantastic against Chicago with 20 points on 10-of-14 shooting.
The Bulls (27-12) are still the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, but the Nets are now within 1.5 games of the top spot with upcoming games against the Oklahoma City Thunder (13-27) and New Orleans Pelicans (15-26) at Barclays Center.