Joakim Noah, against most reports stating the opposite, played on Saturday night for the Bulls, but was ineffective as he dealt with a bum foot. A big question for Game 2 of this series is how the injured Noah will play
When: 8:00 PM; Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY
Odds are that, tonight, the Nets won't shoot nearly 56 percent from the field, like they did in their win in Game 1 over the Bulls on Saturday night at Barclays Center. Tom Thibodeau's defense is probably too good to allow repeat performances like that on the NBA's biggest stage, the playoffs. Yes, that means Brooklyn's job this evening is going to be significantly harder if they want to head to Chicago with a controlling 2-0 lead in this series. After a probable Thibs-led chewing out after Game 1, it would be shocking if the Bulls came out with the same lack of intensity and effort on defense that they normally exhibit season-long.
Good thing ...