By nets writer
CHICAGO (AP) — Quincy Acy helped the Brooklyn Nets set a franchise record with 24 3-pointers in a 124-96 over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.
The Nets finished one shy of the NBA record set last season by Cleveland. Acy had career highs with six 3-pointers and 21 points, and Allen Crabbe added five from behind the arc and 20 points.
Brooklyn got its fourth road win in its last five games. It was Brooklyn’s second straight victory over the Bulls, something the Nets haven’t done since February 2008. The win clinched the season series for the first time since 2009-10.
Sean Kilpatrick led Chicago with 20 points, and Bobby Portis had 18 points and eight rebounds.
Portis scored 13 points in the first quarter to help erase an early 16-7 Nets lead.
In the second quarter, baskets by Rondae Hollis-Jefferson bookended a 14-1 run for the Nets which opened a 61-47 lead with 1:11 left until halftime.
Crabbe knocked down four of the Nets’ nine 3-pointers in the third, and Brooklyn led by 22 during the quarter.
Brooklyn made 19 3-pointers Thursday in a win against Milwaukee. Its previous season high was 21 in a Feb. 10 loss to New...