Mikal Bridges scores 23 points, Nets beat Maccabi Ra’anana of Israel 135-103

NEW YORK (AP) — Mikal Bridges hit six 3-pointers and scored 23 points to help, Harry Giles III had 16 points and 10 rebounds and the Brooklyn Nets beat Maccabi Ra’anana of Israel 135-103 on Thursday night in preseason play.

Dwayne Bacon and Quindarry Weathers each scored 17 points for Ra’anana, with team members deciding to play the game despite war at home. Bacon played at Florida State and Weathers at Mississippi State.

Spencer Dinwiddie added 15 points for the Nets.

BULLS 133, NUGGETS 124, 2 OT

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