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.
Joakim Noah had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Marco Belinelli also scored 24 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-93 on Saturday night in Game 7 of their first-round series.
Carmelo Anthony isn’t letting a sore shoulder get in his way when the Knicks square off against the Pacers on Sunday
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.
“I would be upset, too, if I was her,’’ Anthony said. “She’s always getting thrown into the mix of the Boston Celtics series. I would be upset if I was her. She’s her own person at the end of the day.”
“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.
If this series goes seven games, watch out. There’s a good chance the Knicks would completely unravel under the pressure.
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.
“I made reference to our guys, you need to stay out of the papers and just concentrate on playing,” Woodson said. “That’s not important. What you’re wearing doesn’t have anything to do with how you play on the basketball floor.”
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.
“Well, we was going to a funeral, but it looks like we got buried,” Smith said. “Basketball is a very humbling game.”
Knicks fans should have known better. I should have known better. We got sucked in to the great play of a maddeningly inconsistent team.
Jeff Green scored 18 points and the Boston Celtics stayed alive in the NBA playoffs, cutting the New York Knicks’ lead to 3-2 with a 92-86 victory Wednesday night.
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.