Bulls Bring the Horns to the Nets
April 27, 2013: mark this day as one of the NBA’s best playoff games in history. The Chicago Bulls played against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 4 of the first round of the Eastern Conference. Without superstar MVP Derrick Rose, the Bulls are trying to prove a point of making it far in the playoffs without him and proving that they are a dominant team in the east. Also, the newly named team, The Brooklyn Nets, is making a return to the playoffs with guards Deron Williams and Joe Johnson. Both of these teams are looking to make their cities proud of them. The Chicago Bulls after being down by 14 points in the 4th quarter, made a comeback with the smallest person on the team, Nate Robison. This was his best career playoff game scoring 29 points, and it was a surprise to everyone. Robinson got hot, the Bulls’ defense tightened, the Nets were playing bad defense, and Noah tipped Luol Deng’s miss with 23.9 seconds left in regulation to tie it before Butler’s critical block. In the first overtime, Robinson banked home a ridiculously difficult 23-foot runner over Deron Williams with one foot on the 3-point line with 2 seconds remaining.
Then, Joe Johnson proved himself again he was there to be Mr. Clutch to hit a buzzer beating floating similar to Nate Robison’s in return too. In the second overtime Joe Johnson’s three-point play and Lopez hitting two free throws with 48.7 seconds left got rid of the Bulls’ four-point lead. Robinson fouled out, and then Luol Deng and Joe Johnson traded misses. Then Lopez blocked Noah on a broken play with 1.9 seconds left to send the game to a final overtime.
Finally, the Bulls broke free in the third overtime period with the game almost lasting 4 hours long. Noah sank a jumper before fouling out and Butler overpowered Williams for an offensive rebound and layup Gibson swished a baseline jumper for a five-point lead. Nazr Mohammed delivered his late-game contributions as being a veteran to the team giving the Bulls good baskets. The Chicago Bulls prevailed with the series being 3-2 now, awaiting game 7 to finish off the series. Now the Bulls have achieved an even greater feat than beating the Nets. Recently, in Game 1 of the Eastern Semi- Conference Finals the Chicago Bulls defeated the Miami Heat. Bulls look to continue ending any streak against the Heat and messing up their plans.