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Joe Johnson and Andray Blatche of the Brooklyn Nets high-five during their Game 5 win over Chicago. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Andray Blatche: ‘No Doubt,’ Nets Better Than Bulls

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.

05/02/2013

Deron Williams (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Looking To Buck Trend, Win In Chicago For 1st Time To Force Game 7

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.

05/01/2013

Joe Johnson and Andray Blatche of the Brooklyn Nets high-five during their Game 5 win over Chicago. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: No Deja Vu In Brooklyn; Nets Close Deal, Stave Off Elimination

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.

04/30/2013

The Nets’ Kris Humphries, left, and the Bulls’ Marco Belinelli fight for a rebound during Game 5 of the teams’ Eastern Conference quarterfinal series on April 29 at the Barclays Center.  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Blatche, Wallace Take Over Late As Nets Rip Bulls To Force Game 6

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.

04/30/2013

P.J. Carlesimo (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Nets Facing Must-Win Game 5 Against Bulls At Barclays Center

No use looking back now for the Brooklyn Nets. Game 4 hurt, physically and mentally, but there’s nothing they can do about it.

04/29/2013

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

Nets Not Dwelling On Game 4 Triple Overtime Loss

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.

04/28/2013

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

Lichtenstein: Bulls Comeback Puts Nets, Carlesimo On Brink

Do you think Carlesimo should return to the Nets in 2013-14?

04/28/2013

Joe Johnson of the Nets. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Nets Lose Game 4 Heartbreaker To Bulls In Triple OT, Bulls Take 3-1 Series Lead

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.

04/27/2013

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

Lichtenstein: Extend King? Now? Let’s Get Real, Nets Still Have Series To Win

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?

04/26/2013

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.

04/26/2013

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.

04/25/2013

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.

04/25/2013

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.

04/25/2013

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.”

04/24/2013

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.

04/24/2013

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