The line of family, friends and others stretched around the block Friday for the wake and funeral for 6-year-old Prince Joshua “P.J.” Avitto at St. Paul’s Baptist Church in East New York.
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.
Led by Deron Williams and Kris Humphries, the Nets cruised past the Chicago Bulls, 97-85 on Saturday evening.
There’s no other word to describe it. I had to make one up. That was riDirkulous. I hope everyone enjoyed the show Dirk Nowitzki put on last night. It’s something you might never see again.
Trying for a rare victory in New Jersey, the Bulls look to extend their winning streak to six games by beating the struggling Nets on Wednesday night for the second time in less than a week.
Given their recent road results against the Chicago Bulls, the Knicks probably would love to skip forward to their return to Madison Square Garden.