Every play near the basket looked like a traffic accident. There were long scoreless stretches. Shooting from outside was a dicey proposition. It was ugly for everyone but the Chicago Bulls. This was their type of game.
“It’s sore, but there’s no excuse,” the Nets guard said Wednesday. “I have to find a way to get through it.”
Carlos Boozer had 13 points and 12 rebounds, Joakim Noah gutted his way through a foot injury to make three fourth-quarter baskets, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 90-82 on Monday night to even their first-round series at one game apiece.
Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau watches tape of the Nets and sees a confident team with an offense in rhythm.
“Now they probably feel like they’ve got their back against the wall and that’s how we’ve got to play,” Deron Williams said.
Maryland Natural Resources police say they’ve found more illegal rockfish nets in the Chesapeake Bay.
Investigators are widening their net, trying to hunt down whoever is illegally pulling tons of striped bass out of the bay.