But I also happen to think this: Playing without Derrick Rose in the playoffs could actually be a very good thing for the Bulls in the long run.
Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King says P.J. Carlesimo will not return as coach in 2013-14.
After all the money, all the hype, and all the expectations that came with owning home-court advantage in an NBA playoff series, Brooklyn’s inaugural season ended with a dud.
The Nets are counting on a true home-court advantage against the banged-up Bulls on Saturday night.
Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng made it clear Friday on Twitter that the illness that kept him out of a playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets was far more serious than the flu.
“Having a seventh game here in Brooklyn on our court is something that, obviously, we were hoping for. Our players delivered. And I think the fans are going to deliver in a big time way tomorrow night,” Yormark told WCBS 880’s Steve Scott.
Now both Brooklyn and Chicago face do-or-die scenarios, and you would think that the Nets should have the momentum.
Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson each scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets again avoided elimination, beating the short-handed Chicago Bulls 95-92 Thursday to tie their first-round series at 3.
Despite being in a 3-2 hole against the Chicago Bulls, the Brooklyn Nets insist they are the team to beat in this best-of-seven series.
The most pressing matter for Brooklyn is trying to find a way to win in Chicago, something it hasn’t done this season. The Nets dropped both regular-season matchups there and lost Games 3 and 4.
Though I’ve got to stick with my Bulls in six prediction, maybe the Nets have finally figured out how to close games. I’d give almost anything to be wrong.
Brook Lopez had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Deron Williams added 23 points and 10 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Chicago 110-91 on Monday night, cutting the Bulls’ lead to 3-2 in their first-round playoff series.
No use looking back now for the Brooklyn Nets. Game 4 hurt, physically and mentally, but there’s nothing they can do about it.
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.
Do you think Carlesimo should return to the Nets in 2013-14?