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P.J. Carlesimo, Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Nets Lose Heartbreaker To Bulls In Game 3; Chicago Leads Series 2-1

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.


Joe Johnson (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Joe Johnson Starts For Nets In Game 3 Vs. Bulls

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.


Nets GM Billy King (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Report: Nets To Extend GM Billy King’s Contract With Multi-Year Deal

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.


The Nets’ Joe Johnson gets caught between the Bulls’ Kirk Hinrich, Joakim Noah and Jimmy Butler during Game 2 of their first-round NBA playoff game on April 22, 2013 at Barclays Center. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Johnson, Noah Limp Into Game 3 As Nets, Bulls Resume Series

Joakim Noah feels like he’s running on needles and Joe Johnson can probably sympathize.


Joe Johnson drives against the Chicago Bulls. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Joe Johnson Could Sit Out Nets-Bulls Game 3 With Sore Foot

“It’s sore, but there’s no excuse,” the Nets guard said Wednesday. “I have to find a way to get through it.”


Mazr Mohammed (48) and teammate Jimmy Butler (21) cover Deron Williams (8). (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Bulls Will Focus On Keeping Deron Williams In Check As Series Shifts To Chicago

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.


Joakim Noah slaps the ball away from the Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams during Game 2 of their first-round NBA playoff series on April 22, 2013. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Throw Away Opportunity To Take Command Of Series

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?


The Nets’ Joe Johnson gets caught between the Bulls’ Kirk Hinrich, Joakim Noah and Jimmy Butler during Game 2 of their first-round NBA playoff game on April 22, 2013 at Barclays Center. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Bulls Turn Up Defensive Intensity, Nets Shoot 35 Percent In Game 2 Defeat

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.


Deron Williams drives to the hoop against the Chicago Bulls' Carlos Boozer. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Deron, Nets Taking ‘Must-Win’ Mentality Into Game 2 Vs. Bulls

“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.


(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets In The Black After Victory In Brooklyn Playoff Opener

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.


C.J. Watson #1 of the Brooklyn Nets drives against Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Playoff Preview — Bad Matchup With Bulls Will Send Nets Home In 6

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.


The Knicks’ Raymond Felton, left, goes to the basket against the Bulls’ Kirk Hinrich on April 11, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bulls Assume Control In Overtime, End Knicks’ 13-Game Winning Streak

Nate Robinson scored a season-high 35 points and the Chicago Bulls stopped another lengthy winning streak, rallying to beat New York 118-111 in overtime Thursday and end the Knicks’ 13-game run.


Nate Robinson of the Chicago Bulls shoots in the lane against the Brooklyn Nets on April 4, 2013, at the Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Brooklyn’s Home Court Not Much Of An Advantage For Nets

Sorry, Brooklyn. Despite all the platitudes flowing from the media related to the borough’s spirit following the move last summer from N.J., you haven’t made much of a dent on the outcomes.


The Bulls’ Kirk Hinrich, right, guards the Nets’ Joe Johnson during the teams’ meeting on April 4, 2013 at the Barclays Center. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Williams Goes For 30 Points, But Late Bucket Lifts Bulls Over Nets

Carlos Boozer had 29 points and 18 rebounds, Nate Robinson made the go-ahead basket with 22 seconds left, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets 92-90 on Thursday night.


Miami’s LeBron James sits on the court after being fouled on March 27, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago. The Bulls ended the Heat’s 27-game winning streak. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

1971-72 Lakers’ Record Safe As Bulls End Heat’s Winning Streak At 27

No last-second shot. No fourth-quarter rally. No record for LeBron James and the Miami Heat, either.