The No. 4 seed Nets and No. 5 seed Bulls are two evenly matched teams, so predicting a winner for this first-round bout is difficult.
Both squads rank in the top 10 in the NBA for points allowed per game and total rebounds per game. This series will be a tightly-contested, physical affair and has the potential to go the distance.
The Bulls won the regular series 3-1, but the Nets have the home-court advantage and a clean bill of health. Chicago, on the other hand, could be handicapped by a slew of injuries to its star players.
These two advantages should be the deciding factor in helping Brooklyn advance to the second round.