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.
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.
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.
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.
Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 15 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls clinch the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 95-92 win over the Washington Wizards in the regular-season finale Wednesday night.
A new city, arena and roster have stepped up new expectations. It’s no longer acceptable for the Nets to merely beat up on the weak. This team is built to contend now.
Knicks’ shooters went cold on Saturday night as the Bulls snapped the Knicks’ five-game winning streak.
As the NBA world flips their calendars to July, teams try to supplement their roster to try and win a NBA championship.
Two days after ending a five-game losing streak, the Nets will try to avoid a fifth consecutive road loss when they take on the Washington Wizards on Friday night.