Game 4 hurt the Nets physically and mentally, but there’s nothing they can do about it. They’re focused on Game 5 in Brooklyn.
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Joe Johnson’s inspiration wasn’t enough as the Brooklyn Nets lost Game 4 in triple OT. The Bulls take a 3-1 series lead.
Give me $330 million to spend on contracts and I can piece together a pretty good team, too. And why knight King before the Bulls are slain?
Brook Lopez led the Nets with 22 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Nets lost 79-76 to the Bulls in Game 3. The Bulls are now up 2-1 in the series.
Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson is in the starting lineup for Thursday night’s playoff game against the Chicago Bulls despite a nagging left foot injury.
King’s deal was set to expire at the end of the 2012-13 NBA season. The Nets have greatly improved under King’s watch and were able to lock down the number four seed after a 49-33 regular season.
Joakim Noah feels like he’s running on needles and Joe Johnson can probably sympathize.
“It’s sore, but there’s no excuse,” the Nets guard said Wednesday. “I have to find a way to get through it.”
When the series shifts to Chicago for Game 3 on Thursday, all eyes will be on Williams, who will have not only the ball but the entire complexion of the series in his hands.
Pockets of empty seats at the Barclays Center. A healthy contingent of fans clad in the opponent’s colors. Was there supposed to be a playoff game in Brooklyn last night?
Carlos Boozer had 13 points and 12 rebounds, Joakim Noah gutted his way through a foot injury to make three fourth-quarter baskets, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Nets 90-82 on Monday night to even their first-round series at one game apiece.
“Now they probably feel like they’ve got their back against the wall and that’s how we’ve got to play,” Deron Williams said.
The Brooklyn Nets certainly made the most of their first impression. The organization made sure to empty the playbook to christen the Barclays Center’s first-ever NBA playoff game.
Strategically speaking, I can’t imagine a worse matchup — outside of Miami — for the Nets, who lost three of four to Chicago during the regular season.