Lichtenstein: Playoff Preview — Bad Matchup With Bulls Will Send Nets Home In 6Strategically 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.
Bulls Beat Wizards To Lock Up No. 5 Seed In EastCarlos 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.
1971-72 Lakers' Record Safe As Bulls End Heat's Winning Streak At 27No last-second shot. No fourth-quarter rally. No record for LeBron James and the Miami Heat, either.
Lichtenstein: Nets’ Second-Half Offense Has Avery Johnson On The Hot SeatWith more than a quarter of the season in the books, Johnson’s honeymoon is over and he has run out of mulligans. As the Nets travel to Manhattan, Johnson's team is on life support.
Tired, Sloppy Knicks Defeated By Sharp-Defending BullsKnicks' shooters went cold on Saturday night as the Bulls snapped the Knicks' five-game winning streak.
Lichtenstein: Lopez May Be A Consolation Prize, But He’s Still Key To Nets’ FortunesWith all of the hype and bravado surrounding Nets training camp this week after their summer roster makeover, I believe it is Lopez, one of the six returning players, who holds the team’s key to the playoff kingdom.
Schmeelk: NBA Playoffs Serve As A Reality Check For Coaches, General ManagersThe NBA playoffs serve as a huge reality check for teams, showing them their true weaknesses and where they have to get better if they want to win a title.
Nets Charge Past Bulls, 97-85Led by Deron Williams and Kris Humphries, the Nets cruised past the Chicago Bulls, 97-85 on Saturday evening.
Bulls Race Out To Big Early Lead, Nets Never RecoverCarlos Boozer scored 24 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the New Jersey Nets 109-87 Monday night.
Jazz Roll Over Nets 107-94, Spoil Williams' ReturnIt was a losing return to Utah for Deron Williams as he and the Nets were defeated by the Jazz ,107-94 on Saturday night.
Knicks' Stoudemire On Roster For World All-Star Classic; No Carmelo?Organizers say Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade are expected to headline the World All-Star Classic in Puerto Rico on Sunday.