Chicago Bulls beat New Jersey Nets

Bulls blitz Nets

A review of Monday’s action in the NBA

Derrick Rose and Richard Hamilton scored 22 points each as they guided the injury-hit Chicago Bulls to an easy 110-95 victory over the New Jersey Nets.

Hamilton set season highs in points and assists (10) while Rose added eight assists on his return after missing four games with a sprained left big toe.

Elton Brand had 17 points and nine rebounds and Jrue Holiday also scored 17 to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 103-83 win over the Washington Wizards.

Jordan Crawford led the Wizards with 17 points as they lost their third straight game.

Paul Pierce and former Magic forward Brandon Bass each scored 19 points to carry the Boston Celticsto an 87-56 win over Orlando.

Dwight Howard led the Magic with 18 points and 14 rebounds and now needs eight points to surpass Nick Anderson as the Magic’s all-time leading scorer.

Joe Johnson scored 15 of his season-high 28 points in the fourth quarter to guide the Atlanta Hawks to a 97-92 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Josh Smith had 19 points and 13 rebounds while Brandon Jennings had 21 points and 11 assists to lead Milwaukee.

Russell Westbrook and reserve James Harden each scored 24 points, while Kevin Durant weighed in with 20 as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Detroit Pistons 99-79 for their fourth straight home win.

Kevin Martin led the Houston Rockets to their seventh straight victory when he top-scored with 31 points in a 107-92 win over Minnesota.

Kevin Love had 39 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves.

Tim Duncan sank a 13-foot running hook with 1.4 seconds left to finish with a season-high 28 points as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the New Orleans Hornets 104-102.

Jarrett Jack led the Hornets with 26 points and nine assists but they have now suffered eight straight losses.

Shawn Marion scored a season-high 29 points as the Dallas Mavericks stretched their winning home streak to seven games with a 93-87 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

The Memphis Grizzlies edged out the Golden State Warriors by the narrowest of margins, 91-90.

Rudy Gay top-scored for the Grizzlies with 23.

Jamal Crawford scored 26 points as the Portland Trailbrazers won 101-89 at the Sacramento Kings.