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C.J. Watson, C-
Watson got into it with Robinson in the second quarter, and with the bad blood between those two, that came as no surprise. Not that Watson did anything drastic, though. He backed into Robinson out on the perimeter while dribbling the ball, and Robinson took exception and basically tackled him onto the scoring table. The pair received offsetting technicals.
What Watson will be remembered for most, though, was missing a wide-open dunk on a fast break that would have put the Nets up 16 with 3:15 to play in the fourth quarter. The miss resulted in a huge momentum-changer, and the game turned around from that point on.
Watson scored nine points off 3-of-8 shooting in 31 minutes, but that missed dunk could end up haunting him all summer.
Nate Robinson, A+
What can we say about Nate?
It looked like the Bulls were dead in the water, down 14 with around three minutes to go. That was when Robinson took over. He went on a 12-0 run all by himself and scored 23 points in the fourth quarter, one shy of tying Michael Jordan's franchise record for fourth-quarter points a playoff game.
Robinson simply did everything.
He hit threes, he hit jumpers off the dribble, he played very tough, scrappy defense and made smart passes. Nate single-handedly got the ballgame into overtime, and in the first extra session, he banked in a runner with two seconds left to give Chicago the lead. Johnson would tie the game on the next possession, though.
Robinson fouled out in the second overtime, ending his afternoon with 34 points off 14-of-23 shooting. He put together what was one of the most memorable postseason performances in recent history.