Originally written on Brooklyn Balling  |  Last updated 4/30/13
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 Chicago Bulls that just wouldn't go away. The Nets went to Brook Lopez early and often, as the center scored 11 points in the 1st quarter en route to a game-high 28. Guarded by a hampered Joakim Noah for much of the night, Brook had nearly free reign in the paint and eschewed his trademark jumper for dunks and layups at the rim.  Extending a five-point 1st-quarter lead to eight at halftime (52-44), Brooklyn was in a great spot heading into the 2nd half, but nearly fell apart. Chicago, although being down 10 at the beginning of the 3rd quarter after a quick Lopez bucket, continually kept their deficit around eight p...
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