Chicago Bulls Will Have To Play With More Energy Against Nets In Game Two
Tonight the Bulls could fall two nothing in the series if they fail to slow down the Nets. Brooklyn seemed to play with much more energy on home court in the first match-up. Winning in dominant fasion the other day have the Nets listed as large favorites over the visiting Bulls in game two.
In their 106-89 victory over Chicago the Brooklyn Nets had a 29 point lead at one point, finishing the half up by 25 and never looking back. They shot excellent all night hitting 42.9 percent of their shots from the floor and 42.9% from behind the arc. They were efficient from the foul line going 14-17, caused more turnovers 10-8, and grabbed four more rebounds than the bulls.
Leading the Nets in scoring was Deron Williams with 22 points on 9-15 shooting, 7 assists, and 3 steals. Brook Lopez also had a great night shooting 7-13 from the floor, hit two from behind the arc to finishing with 21 points, 3 blocked shots, and 5 rebounds. Other scorers for the Nets to hit double digits were C.J. Watson (14), Andray Blatche (12), and Gerald Wallace (14).
The only bright points in the first game loss against the Nets was Carlos Boozer tore it up going 12-20 from the floor finishing with 25 points, and Nate Robinson stepped it up with a 17 point performance on 8 for 12 shooting. Lou Deng who has averaged more than 16 ppg in the regular season had a rough night, shooting 3-11 and finishing with just six points, they will need him to play better to make this series interesting.
Joakim Noah was also playing hurt and was largely ineffective when on the floor. He played just 13 minutes making 2 baskets on six shots and mostly hobbled when going for rebounds which he still managed five. This game tonight will be a look as to if the Bulls really have a shot in this series or if they are just going to get swept.
Look for the Brooklyn Nets to repeat their dominant performance over a hurting and tired looking Chicago Bulls team. The Nets could very well sweep Chicago in this series if this level of play from both sides keeps up.
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