Nets tighten defense to slow Bulls, reverse seemingly lost season

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Carlos Boozer and the Bulls were held to 80 points in a loss to the surging Nets and Paul Pierce.

Carlos Boozer and the Bulls were held to 80 points in a loss to the surging Nets and Paul Pierce.

Maybe it's wishful thinking. Maybe the Nets' roller-coaster ride of a season is destined for another dip. For now, though, the ride continues its ascent. A forgettable season has a chance to be redeemed.