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Chicago Bulls defeat Brooklyn Nets to advance in NBA playoffs

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Joakim Noah had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Marco Belinelli also scored 24 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the host Brooklyn Nets, 99-93, on Saturday night in Game 7 of their first-round series.

Carlos Boozer added 17 points as the Bulls shook off injuries to two starters and every run the Nets tried to make in the second half to win a Game 7 on the road for the first time in franchise history. They advanced to a second-round series against defending champion Miami that starts Monday night.

The Bulls opened a 17-point halftime lead with a rare offensive outburst, and found a way to get big baskets every time the Nets pulled close to win the NBA’s only do-or-die game of the first round.

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