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Bulls shut down Nets, win 90-82 to even playoff series at 1-1

  • Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans (30) and Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) go for a loose ball in the first half of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press

  • Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) defends as Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng (9) goes up for a layup in the first half of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press

  • Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson, left, tries to drive past Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng in the first half of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press

  • Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson (22) defends as Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries (43) looks for a shot in the first half of Game 2 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)The Associated Press

Carlos Boozer had 13 points and 12 rebounds, Joakim Noah gutted his way through a foot injury to make three fourth-quarter baskets, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 90-82 on Monday night to even their first-round series at one game apiece.

Luol Deng bounced back from a poor opener with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who became the first team to win a road game this postseason.

Chicago held the Nets to two baskets in the third quarter to build a big enough lead to hold off a charge in the fourth.

Noah finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who host Game 3 on Thursday.

Brook Lopez scored 21 points for the Nets, who shot 35 percent from the field and were just 4 of 21 from 3-point range. Star point guard Deron Williams was 1 of 9, finishing with eight points.