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After tearing up Chicago's weakened front line in Game 1, Lopez didn't score his first basket until less than two minutes remained in the first quarter.
Granted it was on a dunk that nearly ruined the basket's foundation, but the start was a disappointing one for Lopez.
He more than made up for it in the second quarter, knocking down a string of mid-range jumpers that temporarily gave Brooklyn the lead.
He finished with a game-high 21 points.
Noah looked a little fresher in the early minutes than all of Game 1, offering his typically great defense against Lopez one-on-one, and the rest of the Nets in help situations.
In the end this was a near-heroic performance, with Noah playing on a badly injured foot. He came away with a huge block with 52 seconds remaining that basically sealed the game.
Noah finished with 10 rebounds, two blocks and 11 points.