Brook made this face a lot tonight, as did the other Nets
The Nets blew their homecourt advantage in their 1st-round series on the same night they shot just 35 percent from the field, 19 percent from three, and scored just 82 points. Not a coincidence. At a packed Barclays Center on Monday night, Brooklyn laid the proverbial playoff egg, getting down early to a hungry Bulls team rejuvenated by a Willis Reed-like performance from the ailing Joakim Noah and staying down basically the entire way through.
Sure, the Nets were able to cut the sometimes-double-digit Chicago advantage to five points or under, but were never able to go further than that, being just a Joe Johnson three, Andray Blatche smart shot, D-Will jumper, Bogans or Stackhouse corner trey, or even just a Gerald Wallace layup away EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Although the Bulls' lead at halftime was just 47-46, it ballooned to 12 points after another nightmare 3rd quarter for the Nets, one in which the...