By the start of Game 6 of the first round playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and the Chicago Bulls Thursday night in Chicago, the Bulls had moved beyond a short-handed team into something more absurd, a basketball equivalent of the passengers from Airplane!.
When Game 5 was over, and the Brooklyn Nets had secured a 110-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls Monday night to extend their season, Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo said he never had a doubt his team would play so well.
Underachieving and on the verge of failure, the Brooklyn Nets are down 3-1 in a best-of-seven contest against a banged-up Bulls team.
The Chicago Bulls are a strong defensive team. And Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is a master of strategy, figuring out how to maximize his team's performance despite an undermanned roster.
Mikhail Prokhorov, owner of the Brooklyn Nets, has been quite clear about his designs on a championship. Those who fall short, like head coach Avery Johnson, don't get to stick around.
A lot had to go wrong on the court for the Brooklyn Nets Monday night to lose to the Chicago Bulls.
As the Nets prepare for Game 2 of their first round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls Monday night, the prevailing question is a simple one: exactly how do these Bulls stop a Nets attack featuring Brook Lopez and Deron Williams?
In the end, the Nets lost to the Bulls, 92-90, in a game that they were supposed to win going away.
At first glance, the question of whether Deron Williams had dunked all season would appear to be pretty pointless.
Wednesday night, things returned to what had been normal for the New York Knicks.
The Brooklyn Nets, losers in four of their past five games, are considering a big change.(2)
For roughly as long as he's been a New York Met, Daniel (never Dan, or Danny) Murphy has seemed like a temporary Met.