Nets force series into Game 6, Bulls lead cut to 3-2.
The Brooklyn Nets avoided elimination from the NBA Playoffs on Monday night, following their 110-91 win over the Chicago Bulls at the Barclays Center.
Brook Lopez finished with 28 points and 10 rebounds on a solid night, as Chicago’s lead is cut to 3-2, with Game 6 set to take place at the United Center on Thursday.
The absence of starting point guard Kirk Hinrich was a huge loss for the Bulls, with his defensive work on Deron Williams proving to be a key part of their strategy to limit the Nets.
Williams took advantage of his absence by scoring 23 points and dishing out 10 assists. The Nets also had a big effort from C.J. Watson and Andray Blatche off the bench.
As for the Bulls, Nate Robinson could not repeat his heroics from Saturday and finished the game with 20 points, while Carlos Boozer secured a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
They will be hoping to close the series out on home court later this week, otherwise they could face an uncomfortable night back in Brooklyn for a potential Game 7.