Quick Hits: Bulls 110, Nets 95

• What did you expect? The Nets were playing their third game of a back-to-back-to-back against the best team in the NBA on the road and were without second-leading scorer MarShon Brooks, who was scratched late due to a sore left Achilles. This one was over before it began. The Nets (5-13, 3-8 road) trailed 28-18 after the first quarter, and allowed the Bulls to shoot 62.5 percent in the first half -- including 14-for-19 in the second period. Chicago led by as many as 21 in the third.

• The Bulls (16-3, 8-0 home) are such a complete team. Even without Luol Deng (wrist injury), they didn’t miss a beat. Richard Hamilton (22 points on 10-for-16 shooting, nine assists and a plus-23 rating, did anyone care to guard him?) and Ronnie Brewer (11 points on 4-for-10 shooting) stepped up in his absence -- raining jumpers from the perimeter -- and reigning MVP Derrick Rose played like one in his return from a toe injury that kept him out the last four games. Rose is even more unstoppable now that he’s gained confidence in his 3-point jumper. He stepped into his first triple and drained it from the top of the key. Rose had 22 points, eight assists and five rebounds. The Bulls shot a sizzling 57.3 percent overall, outrebounded the Nets 43-32, had 33 assists and committed just 10 turnovers.

• What was worse: The up-and-under by Brian Scalabrine in the second quarter, or the fact that the Nets were at one point playing a frontcourt of Larry Owens, Shelden Williams and Johan Petro?

Deron Williams rose (pun totally intended) to the occasion on Monday night, scoring 16 points on an efficient 7-for-14 shooting while dishing out 10 assists. He disappeared in the fourth quarter, though, perhaps because he was dead tired. In all, he played 106 minutes over the last three nights.

Jordan Farmar continues to play his best basketball as a Net. On Monday night, he scored a team-high 22 points in 32 minutes. Maybe he doesn’t need the triangle offense to be successful after all -- especially when he’s attacking the rim like he has of late.

• The Nets are 17-for-69 from 3-point range in the last three nights.

Kris Humphries and Mehmet Okur combined for just 14 points and seven rebounds on Monday night.

Shawne Williams and Rip -- who entered the 15,000-point club in this one -- were hit with double-technicals in the fourth.

• Prior the Nets’ loss, teams playing in the third game of a back-to-back-to-back were 9-4.

• GM Billy King turned 46 on Monday night.