Joakim Noah had 24 points and 14 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets, 99-93, in Brooklyn on Saturday night to win Game 7 and capture the first-round, best-of-seven NBA playoff series. Luol Deng (illness) and Kirk Hinrich (calf) both missed the game for Chicago. Marco Belinelli added 24 points for the Bulls, who advanced to play the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Deron Williams had 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Nets. Brooklyn was attempting to become the ninth team in NBA history to come from a 3-1 deficit to win a playoff series.

Chicago def. Brooklyn, 4-3

(Home team in bold.)

Game 1: Brooklyn 106, Chicago 89
Game 2: Chicago 90, Brooklyn 82
Game 3: Chicago 79, Brooklyn 76
Game 4: Chicago 142, Brooklyn 134
Game 5: Brooklyn 110, Chicago 91
Game 6: Brooklyn 95, Chicago 92
Game 7: Chicago 99, Brooklyn 93