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Nets vs. Bulls, NBA Playoffs 2013: Chicago wins Game 7

A short-handed Bulls team pulled out a 99-93 victory at the Barclays Center on Saturday night, sending the Nets fishing and moving on to a second-round series with the Heat.

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Johnson struggles in game seven loss

Joe Johnson's 2-for-14 night in Game 7 helped sink Nets.

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Bulls take Game 7, head to Miami for Round 2

Belinelli's 24 points and Noah's 24 and 14 sparked the Bulls to an upset victory in Brooklyn. Chicago now heads to Miami to take on the defending champion Heat.

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Bulls vs. Nets: The final showdown

The Nets find themselves at home and in good shape for Game 7 after winning the last two games to hold off elimination.

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Rose still won't rule out return this year

Bulls star Derrick Rose won't make a miraculous return in Game 7 against the Nets, but he won't rule out a return if Chicago advances.

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Deng out for Game 7

Luol Deng won't play in Game 7 against the Nets due to an illness.

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Deng lashes out at critics

The Bulls were without Luol Deng for Game 6 against the Nets. Deng took to Twitter to explain that it wasn't the flu that kept him out of the game and was upset he was accused of doing so. Will he be ready to play in Game 7, and what really kept him out on Thursday?

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Fitting scenario for Thibodeau's Bulls

The Bulls have faced an endless stream of adversity this season, but Game 6 saw Chicago battling obstacles to the point of comedy.

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Pay Nate Robinson (if you dare)

Nate The Great will (again) be a free agent in July. It's time he received more than a veteran's minimum contract. But how much, and from whom?

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Bulls fight hard despite lack of depth

Chicago fought as hard as they could without Luol Deng, without Kirk Hinrich, and with flu hampering Nate Robinson and Taj Gibson. Can they win Game 7? Probably not, but they probably shouldn't have had a chance Thursday night either.

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Bulls' rally just short, Nets headed to Game 7

Marco Belinelli missed a late three to tie and the Bulls lost a jump ball, keeping them from pulling off a win over the Nets in a game where they were heavily shorthanded. The Nets can now head back to Brooklyn for a win-or-go-home Game 7.

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Deng sits due to illness

The Chicago Bulls will have to win Game 6 without their All-Star, as Luol Deng will not play due to illness.

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Bulls without Hinrich, maybe more due to illness

The Chicago Bulls will be without Kirk Hinrich because of his problematic calf injury while Luol Deng, Taj Gibson and Nate Robinson could miss Game 6 because of illness.

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Nets vs. Bulls Game 6: Can Chicago close the deal?

The Bulls missed an opportunity to eliminate the Nets from the 2013 NBA Playoffs on Monday night. They get another chance to do so on Thursday, and this time they will be at the United Center.

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How Williams and Lopez can force Game 7

The Nets are trying to fight back after going down 3-1 to the Bulls. After a strong Game 5, can Deron Williams and Brook Lopez lead the Nets to a Game 7 in Brooklyn? They will if they stick to the Game 5 blueprint.

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Hinrich out again for Game 6

The Bulls will be without Kirk Hinrich Thursday night, meaning they'll have to once again bank on heavy minutes from Nate Robinson. Luol Deng and Taj Gibson are also sick, apparently.

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Bulls strapped for guard depth

The Chicago Bulls have to run their guards ragged with Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich out -- not out of necessity, but because the other options are just as scary.

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Lopez, Nets bigs keep Brooklyn alive

Brook Lopez's 28 points and 10 boards were just another strong effort in what's been a great series for a guy that's making it clear he's one of the best centers in the league - and he was joined by strong outings from other bigs.

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Lopez, Williams keep Nets alive in 110-91 win

The Brooklyn Nets answered the call after a fourth-quarter collapse in Game 4, outscoring the Chicago Bulls 33-18 in the final period of play behind Brook Lopez's 28 points.

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Bulls try to eliminate Nets without Hinrich

The Bulls will try to end the Nets' season on Monday, but an injury to Kirk Hinrich could make closing things out a bit more difficult than expected.

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Hinrich out for Game 5

After playing 60 minutes in Game 4, Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich was wearing a walking boot on his left foot Monday and won't play in Game 5 due to a calf injury.

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One day later, it's still Nate Robinson's world

Nate Robinson nearly broke a Bulls playoff record set by Michael Jordan on Saturday.

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Nate rescues the Bulls

Nate Robinson scored 23 points in the fourth quarter as the Bulls stormed back from a 14-point deficit to beat the Nets in triple overtime.

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Bulls pull out 3OT thriller

The Bulls battled back from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit on the back of Nate Robinson. It took 15 extra minutes, but Chicago now owns a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Nets.

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Bulls up 3 on Nets at half

The Bulls' offense was in high gear in the first half of Game 4 against the Nets, but Brooklyn ended the half on a run to make it a three-point game.

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Bulls look to take commanding 3-1 lead on Nets

The Bulls have shut down the Nets the last two games to take a 2-1 series lead heading into Game 4 of their opening-round series. Can Brooklyn make the necessary offensive adjustments, or will Chicago put the clamps on them yet again?

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Gerald Wallace has no clue what his role is

The Nets' small forward hasn't been productive in the playoffs, and he's not sure he's to blame.

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Brooklyn's major spacing problem

The Brooklyn Nets are down 2-1 in their series against the Chicago Bulls because they are consistently playing 3-on-5 offensively. It's time for P.J. Carlesimo to avoid playing Reggie Evans and Gerald Wallace at the same time.

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The Nets need to score, while Boozer carries Bulls

Game 3 is in the books for Brooklyn and Chicago, but what comes next for the teams? P.J. Carlesimo, Tom Thibodeau, and Carlos Boozer talked about Game 3, the series, and looking ahead in their postgame press conference.

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Bulls take 2-1 series lead with 79-76 victory

The Bulls have taken command of their series with the Nets. They stifled Brooklyn's offense and held on at the end for a 79-76 victory, giving them a 2-1 series lead.

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Bulls hold lead at halftime, 41-34

The Bulls have returned to Chicago and lead Brooklyn at halftime. Brooklyn's offense has struggled after opening up an early lead in the first quarter.

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Johnson will start Game 2 despite foot injury

The Brooklyn Nets got word just before tip-off that a key player would remain in their starting lineup despite a Game 2 injury.

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Nets vs. Bulls Game 3: Game time, TV info and more

After two wildly contrasting games in Brooklyn, will either team seize control of their first-round series in Chicago?

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Nets can't settle against Chicago

The Nets-Bulls series heads to Chicago for Game 3 on Thursday. Can Brooklyn take control of the series? If the Nets accept the gifts Chicago is giving them, they should be able to take a game on the road.

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Nets' Joe Johnson a game-time decision

Johnson did not participate in shootaround Thursday morning, but his status for Game 3 hasn't been decided yet.

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Derrick Rose drama reaches breaking point

Derrick Rose has been cleared to play in NBA games since early March, but the Bulls' star is still willingly sitting out with his team battling in the playoffs. What's to make of this mess?

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Johnson questionable for Game 3 vs. Bulls

Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson did not practice Wednesday and is questionable to play in Game 3 against the Bulls on Thursday due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

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Williams stifled by Bulls' defense

Deron Williams had a sub-par night in Game 2, which had as much to do with Chicago's defensive gameplan as his inability to hit a shot.

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Joakim Noah's foot no problem as Bulls win

Joakim Noah looked like Joakim Noah as he hustled his way into some key plays in a Game 2 victory, and for the Bulls, that's the best thing they can hear.

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Noah energizes Bulls in 90-82 win

Joakim Noah seemed ill at ease in Game 1 and the first half of Game 2. Then he was suddenly everywhere, guarding the rim with fury and grabbing some key offensive boards as Chicago pulled away to even up the series.

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Bulls up one at half

After a blowout in the first game, Chicago's up one at the half in Brooklyn.

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Can the Bulls punch back against the Nets?

After the Chicago Bulls got brutally beaten up in Game 1, the Brooklyn Nets' focus will be tested in Game 2.

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Nets look to go up 2-0 vs. Bulls

The Nets hope to take command of their series against the Bulls in Game 2 on Monday.

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Bulls-Nets, Grizzlies-Clippers play Game 2 Monday

The Nets and Clippers look to take commanding 2-0 series leads on Monday. Brooklyn blew out Chicago on Saturday while Los Angeles handled Memphis with relative ease.

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Deron Williams: Early-offense genius

Deron Williams was firmly in control in Game 1 of the Nets' playoff series against the Bulls. Here's a look at how he read the help defense beautifully and made plays for himself and others.

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Nets offense dominates Bulls

The vaunted Chicago defense was picked apart by Brooklyn in Game 1.

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Deron Williams' dynamic game proves he's back

A dynamic Deron Williams sparked the Nets to a 106-89 victory over the Bulls in Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Playoffs.

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Nets cruise to 106-89 victory

Brooklyn, in the post-season for the first time since 2007, rolled over the offensively depleted Bulls for a Game 1 victory at home.

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Hinrich injures thigh, return questionable

The Bulls lost their starting point guard to a thigh injury as they struggle to keep up with a high-octane Nets offense.

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Bulls the upset pick against Nets

The Chicago Bulls appear to be the experts' favorites to beat the higher-seeded Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs.

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Rose 'likely out' for postseason

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau revealed Saturday morning that star Derrick Rose will likely not return this season from a torn ACL.

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Nets host banged up Bulls in Game 1

The Nets make their first return to the postseason since 2007 against a banged up Bulls team that may be without Joakim Noah.

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Can banged up Bulls beat Nets?

Bulls try to continue regular season mastery of Nets in opening game of playoff series.

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Nets a slight favorite over Bulls

The Nets have home-court advantage, but beyond that, their series with the Bulls is close.

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Looking back at the Bulls-Nets season series

The Bulls took the season series three games to one against the Nets. A look back at how Chicago did it, even while shorthanded through the series.

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Nets hope they have the star power in playoffs

The Brooklyn Nets should be happy to simply make the postseason after six years of struggles, but the team's last string of success taught them valuable lessons about the biggest hurdle in the NBA playoffs.

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Can the Bulls find playoff success without Rose?

The Chicago Bulls were supposed to be competing for an NBA championship this season. Instead, they're in the middle of the pack, likely headed towards an early playoff exit.

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Noah's foot 'killing him' after setback

Joakim Noah's foot injury could keep him from playing many minutes in the Chicago Bulls' first-round series after it seemed like he'd be good to go.

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Thibodeau, Carlesimo meet in first round

One coach has more job security than just about any other coach in the NBA. The other will be coaching for his job this summer.

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Noah's status 'uncertain' vs. Nets

Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau recently admitted that it's "possible" Joakim Noah could miss games during the opening round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets. Here's what he said, and what it might mean.

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Nets vs. Bulls: Revisiting the season series

The Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls will clash in the 2013 NBA Playoffs, so what can be learn from the four head-to-head games they played during the regular season? Here's a brief history of the season series.

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The Bulls' 4-out, 1-in corner curl

The Chicago Bulls have been manufacturing offense all season without Derrick Rose in the lineup. One primary way: a new wrinkle on a common motion offense set.

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The many Brook Lopez cross-screens

Brook Lopez has emerged as one of the league's best offensive centers, and the Nets have many ways to get him open.

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