The Nets blew the Bulls away 106-89 in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series. But the Bulls bounced back, stealing home court at the Barclays Center in Game 2 with a 90-82 victory.
Chicago then carried its momentum back to the United Center, holding Brooklyn to 76 points in Game 3.
Down two games to one, the Nets were on the brink of evening the series in Game 4 before Nate Robinson led the Bulls on a 14-0 run in the final minutes of regulation to force overtime. Robinson scored 34 points in Game 4, 29 of which came after the third quarter. The 5’ 8” point guard led his team to a triple-overtime win, allowing Chicago to take control of the series.
With its back against the wall, Brooklyn responded with a 110-91 lashing of Chicago in a must-win Game 5.
Now, the series returns to the Windy City for a pivotal Game 6 on Thursday night. The Nets will need to win on the road in order to force a decisive Game 7.
With P.J. Carlesimo’s squad in a rather precarious situation, let’s take a look back at how each Brooklyn Nets player has performed in the series to this point.