* The Nets have won two of their last three games against the Bulls, after Chicago had taken the four previous meetings.
* The Bulls shot 38.6 percent in their win over the 76ers. That is their lowest FG percentage in a win this season.
* Joakim Noah had 23 points (on 8-for-12 shooting), 21 rebounds and 11 blocked shots in Thursday’s win over the 76ers. Since blocks became an official stat in 1973-74, Noah is the first player in league history to have 20+ points, 20+ rebounds and 10+ blocks while shooting at least 65 percent in a game. Noah also tied Artis Gilmore’s franchise record for the most blocks in a regulation game (11).
* Chicago is hoping for a repeat of the success it had in March last season, when it went a league-best 13-3 (.813).