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C.J. Watson's missed fastbreak dunk attempt with 3:17 left in the 4th quarter (and the Nets up 14), sent this game from easy Brooklyn win to collapse for the ages. I'm not blaming the Bulls' end-of-game 16-2 run for the loss, but it certainly played a role, as the Nets could have been up 16 had CJ converted
Incredible. I tweeted that at some point during yesterday's incredible Game 4 between the Bulls and the Nets, a game that will certainly go down in the NBA's playoff history books. The game, in Chicago, had three overtimes, multiple foul-outs, a few technical fouls, tons of buzzer-beaters, a crap-load of Nate Robinson, absurd amounts of missed free throws, and classic Nets despair.
Brooklyn was up 109-95 with just under 200 seconds left in the game when C.J. missed the easiest shot of his NBA career, in a playoff game no less. Although he was able to rebound his miss and get the ball to Reggie Evans to get fouled (he missed both FTs), W...
BEST OF MAXIM
Brooklyn Nets guard C.J. Watson blew a wide-open dunk in the fourth quarter of Saturday's NBA Eastern Conference first round Game 4 against the Chicago Bulls.
It happened with 3:24 left in regulation with the Nets holding a 109-95 lead, and a bucket by Watson could have put the game out of reach and tied the series at 2-2. Instead, the Bulls pulled off an unbelievable rally...
Brooklyn Nets point guard C.J. Watson may have missed one of the more important dunks of his career during their intense match-up with the Bulls on Saturday. Brooklyn led the Bulls by a score of 109-95 with just over three minutes left when C.J. had a chance to extend the lead with a wide open dunk. Instead he missed the gimme and things fell apart for Brooklyn as the Bulls were...
As the 2013 NBA playoffs continue on this fair Saturday, Chicago Bulls guard Nate Robinson and Brooklyn Nets guard C.J. Watson got into a shoving during their game three of their first round series. The incident happened in the second quarter of play as the two got tangled up after a foul was called on Nate for being a tad over-aggressive. Watch as the two take their shoving match...
With less than three minutes to go in game four between the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls, Chicago trailed by 14 points and Brooklyn’s C.J. Watson appeared to have an easy slam dunk to seal the deal in regulation.
The only problem for C.J. was that his dunk attempt went a tad awry and didn’t fall:
C.J. Watson blows wide-open slam dunk [Ball Don't Lie]
Brook Lopez had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Deron Williams added 23 points and 10 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Chicago 110-91 on Monday night, cutting the Bulls' lead to 3-2 in their first-round playoff series.
Andray Blatche scored 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and Gerald Wallace had consecutive baskets down the stretch as the Nets finally pulled away in a...
No one is going to argue with the fact that this year’s first round of the NBA playoffs hasn’t exactly been the most exciting of all time. However, the halftime shows are really pulling out all the stops to keep the fans entertained. During halftime of Monday night’s Nets and Bulls playoff game a speed painting artist painted Deron Williams during the 20 minute break. The...
Nate Robinson and CJ Watson found themselves playing major minutes in the middle of a thrilling match-up between the Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Watch below as things got a little chippy and emotions boiled over between the two point guards.
Nate Robinson and CJ Watson decided to get into a good, old fashioned donnybrook during the Bulls vs Nets game on Saturday, while Mike Tyson live tweeted.
SHAKE HIM OFF
One of the great things that has come from the Brooklyn Nets/Chicago Bulls series is the re-emergence of Bulls guard Nate Robinson. In the third quarter of game four, Robinson showed Nets guard Deron Williams that his speed might be the most dangerous thing about him. Watch as Nate crosses Williams over and scores on a scooping lay-up:
The Nets took advantage of opportunities in Game 5.
The Brooklyn Nets won Game 5 by the same formula that worked for them in their series-opening win against the Chicago Bulls.
Let’s take a closer look at how the Nets staved off elimination.
Key Player: Deron Williams had it much easier vs Nate Robinson
With Kirk Hinrich out of the lineup in Game 5, Nate Robinson drew the start...
WHAT A FINISH
Nate Robinson and Joe Johnson traded unreal buzzer beating shots during the Bulls vs. Nets game on Saturday.
Following a tough bank shot from Nate Robinson that appeared to be the game winning shot with 1.7 seconds remaining in Saturday’s Game 4 matchup between the Nets and Bulls, Joe Johnson countered with a buzzer-beating runner to tie the game at 121 and send the game to double overtime.
Nate Robinson’s bank shot with 1.7 seconds remaining in overtime:
Nate Robinson is an intense guy who always plays with a chip on his shoulder, put those two ingredients into such a small body and what you get is a confrontational individual which is what the Chicago Bulls point guard is known to be.
During the second quarter of Game 4 of a first round match up between the Bulls and the Brooklyn Nets, Robinson and CJ Watson got into a scuffle...
Chicago couldn't stop Brook at all tonight, simply put. This entire series has continued to act as a showcase of his clearly elite-level talent
I'll keep it short because it's late and I got back from the game pretty late too, but the Brooklyn Nets--facing elimination from the 2013 playoffs--stepped up in a massive way to hold on and beat the pesky...
No use looking back now for the Brooklyn Nets.
Game 4 hurt, physically and mentally, but there's nothing they can do about it. The missed free throws, the blown boxouts, cost them what should have been a victory, and they realize things would be a whole lot different if they were coming home tied at two games apiece instead of trailing the Chicago Bulls 3-1.