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Bulls beat Nets 99-93 in Game 7

Joakim Noah had 24 points and 14 rebounds.

Posted on May 4, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

NEW YORK — Joakim Noah had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Marco Belinelli also scored 24 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the 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.

Deron Williams had 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Nets. They were trying to become the ninth NBA team to win a series after trailing 3-1.

 FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014, file photo, Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) runs the ball during an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. The Lions signed Bush as a free agent before last season and  the elusive running back ran for 1,006 yards, the second-highest total of his career. But so far this season, Detroit's running game has been quiet, and that's something the Lions hope to change when they host Green Bay on Sunday.(AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

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