The Chicago Bulls looked like they were ready to eliminate Deron Williams and the Brooklyn Nets and move on to the second round of the playoffs.
They're still in position to do it. Things are just a little more interesting.
With a 3-2 lead, the Bulls will try again to wrap it up when the series shifts back to the United Center on Thursday.
The Nets seemed all but out of it before a 110-91 victory at the Barclays Center on Monday night. Now, the Bulls appear to be reeling as they try to avoid a decisive seventh game at Brooklyn on Saturday.
Point guard Kirk Hinrich might miss his second straight game because of a bruised left calf, and Luol Deng and Taj Gibson were sick Wednesday and stayed home. Joakim Noah has battled plantar fasciitis in his right foot - the same issue dogging Joe Johnson, except it's in his left foot.
The most pressing matter for Brooklyn is trying to find a way to win in Chicago, something it hasn't done this season. The Nets dropped both regular season mat...