Saturday, April 27, 2013
Bulls Big Comeback beat Brooklyn in 3OT 142-134
The Chicago Bulls made a big comeback to beat the Brooklyn Nets 142-134, they now lead the series 3-1. They outscored the Nets in the third overtime 15-7.
Nate Robinson led all scorers with 34 points on a 14-23 shooting. Carlos Boozer scored 21 points, Joakim Noah chipped in 15 points and pulled down 13 rebounds.
Deron Williams led the Nets with 32 points, Brook Lopez had 26 points and 11 rebounds.
"Huge win, huge win. Nathaniel was huge. … I'm just proud of my teammates," Noah said "Now, let's go end this in Brooklyn."
Bulls got a key bucket from Nazr Mohammed. He connected in the lane after taking a feed from Kirk Hinrich with 32.6 seconds to play.
Nazr Mohammed got a key bucket when he connected on a pass from Kirk Hinrich with 32.6 seconds to play. Then a putback from Nazr at 19 seconds left from a Carlos Boozer missed free throw gave the Bulls a 140-134 lead .
Noah, Nate Robinson, and Taj Gibson didn't finished the game they fouled out.
The Bulls are trailing 109-95 in the regulartion with 3:45 left in the clock. But Nate Robinson's hot shooting kept them alive, he scored 12 consecutive points with jumpers, layups, and free throws.
"It's an important trait to have as a team. This team has been hit with a lot of things this year. They've shown great resolve. We fight. That's something I think is valuable. …"
"We've got tough guys. We've got the right guys. Attitude and approach are important. That's something we value, and we've gotten great leadership from our veterans." Thibodeau said.
Game 5 will be at 6 p.m. Monday in Brooklyn.