When the final buzzer sounded on Saturday night, ending the 3rd overtime of the game, the Chicago Bulls took a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Brooklyn Nets.
After an emotional victory like that, the Bulls seemed to have all the momentum heading into Game 5. Most experts were picking the Bulls to win Game 5 and end the Nets inaugural season in Brooklyn.
Then news broke that starting point guard Kirk Hinrich suffered a bruised left calf during the game, and would not play in Game 5. Hinrich is out indefinitely.
This gave the Nets life again, and they did not disappoint in their performance on the court. Brooklyn played well in all facets of the game, securing a 110-91 victory, and cutting the Bulls’ series lead to 3-2.
Only eight teams in NBA history have come back from a 3-1 series deficit, but I’m here to tell you why the Brooklyn Nets are about to be the ninth team to ever accomplish this feat.
Potentially losing Kirk Hinrich for the rest of the series is a humongous loss. H...