The third quarter was about halfway over when Deron Williams knocked down a jumper, his only basket of the game.
It was also the Nets' first basket of the period. They would make only one more.
Twelve minutes, two field goals, 11 points.
Williams struggled all game and Brooklyn was brutal in the third quarter, losing 90-82 to the Chicago Bulls on Monday night in Game 2 of a first-round series.
So good while winning Game 1, Williams and his teammates weren't as energetic or effective.
''We said we need to come out and play with the same desperation, but we didn't. I think they did and we didn't,'' Williams said. ''We just go and try to win one in Chicago. The series isn't over.''
Joakim Noah gutted his way through a foot injury that made it difficult to even run in Game 1, making three fourth-quarter baskets to help the Bulls hold off the Nets' fourth-quarter charge.
''I thought overall, I thought Jo was very rusty in the first game but willed it, and I thought he willed it ag...