VIDEO – GAME 6 Nets Recap: #Nets 95 – #Bulls 92

Updated: May 2, 2013

Nets 95 – Bulls 92

SERIES 3-3 Tied

4/20 – CHI 89 @ BKN 106

4/22 – CHI 90 @ BKN 82

4/25 – BKN 76 @ CHI 79

4/27 BKN 134 @ CHI 142

4/29 CHI 91 @ BKN 110

5/2 BKN 95 @ CHI 92


Both teams came out hot and shot the ball very well. Bulls shot lights out at 75% (6-8) and Nets shot well at 71% (5-7). Bulls lead 12-11 middle first. Gerald Wallace got in foul trouble picking up his 2nd foul midway in first. He played well with 3 points (1-1 FG), a 3-pointer and an assist in six minutes. Brook Lopez carried the Nets offense with six points (3-5 FG) and an assist. Nets lead 21-17. With a quick 6-0 run the Nets take a 33-27 lead against Bulls after one quarter.

Taj Gibson commits his 2nd foul and he is cold off the bench with 2 fouls and a miss in the last five min. Bulls trail Nets 35-29, early Brooklyn WeGo Hard picsecond. Nets bench is outplaying Bulls bench. They have more points 10-2 and more rebounds 6-3 led by MarShon Brooks with three boards, two points and an assist. Nets match their biggest lead of the game with a C.J. Watson layup in transition. Nets up eight points, 41-33 mid second. Brooklyn has one turnover to Chicago’s eight so far. Nets bench has more pts – 14-4 and more rebs 7-3 than Bulls bench. Led by Kris Humphries with four points and a rebound. Joe Johnson and Lopez each have 10 points and Brooklyn leads 45-41 with four to play. Deron Williams with eight straight points to give the Nets their biggest lead 60-50 with second did to play. Nets lead 60-53 at half.

Wallace with a couple of early baskets to give the Nets a 67-59 lead with eight to play. Brooklyn got sloppy on four straight possessions and Chicago inched closer after Johnson fouls Jimmy Butler on a 3-pointer. Marco Bellineli keeping the Bulls alive in this game with 17 points as Chicago climbs to within 70-68 with four to play in third. Nets shooting as well in the third and are down to 45 prevent for the game after a 65 percent first half. Nets hold on late in the fourth to lead 75-71 after three.

Wallace hits a big 3-pointer to give him 15 points and give the Nets a 78-73 lead early fourth. Both teams cold to start the fourth and turnovers and missed shots all over. Watson hits a big 3-pointer to give the Nets some breathing room at 81-73. Multiple turnovers led to a quick Bulls 6-0 run to make it 83-79 with seven left. Bellineli hits a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 90-88 with two minutes left. Blatche fouled twice and hit 3-of-4 free throws to give the Nets a 95-92 lead with .19 left. Nets win this right one to force game 7 with a crazy ending 95-92.

[quote_simple]PJ – We had a number of things go against us down the stretch and just hung in. We had some really good looks and we missed some free throws and layups to make it harder on ourselves. They found a way to win. Just really proud of our guys.[/quote_simple]


Points – Lopez/Williams/Johnson – 17

Rebounds – Evans – 15

Assists – Williams – 11

STAT OF THE NIGHT: Nets force Game 7 in an elimination Game 6 for the first time in franchise history. Only eight teams in NBA history of the 210 down 3-1 in a best-of-seven playoff series have come back to win. Nets could be No. 9.

GAMECHANGER: Andray Blatche hit a huge bank shot with less than a minute to play and then hit 3-of-4 free throws to help Brooklyn to a Game 7 Saturday.




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