NBA Playoffs: Brooklyn Nets – Chicago Bulls 3OT – An Instant Classic

Apr 27, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose (1) reacts after getting into a fight with Brooklyn Nets point guard C.J. Watson (not pictured) in the second quarter during game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls hosted the Brooklyn Nets at home for game 4, and the game is sure to become and instant classic. After a sensational triple overtime game, the Bulls pulled out the victory and have taken a 3-1 lead in the series.

This game had everything. The playoff atmosphere was embraced with big-time shots in the clutch for both teams and there was a great deal of emotion involved.

Until Nate Robinson fouled out, he fueled the Bulls to make an unlikely and memorable comeback to force overtime. Even though Nate fouled out in the second overtime, he put Chicago on the right path and the team managed to close the game out. By the end of the game, Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson joined Robinson on the bench with 6 fouls of their own.

When the game seemed to slip away, Joe Johnson stepped up for Brooklyn and made several huge shots. He hit three clutch floaters in the overtimes, but ultimately his efforts were not enough.

With a depleted lineup, the Bulls turned to Nazr Mohammed (yes, you read that right), who scored a couple of baskets late in the third overtime to put Chicago over the top. The final score was 142-134.

Deron Williams scored 32 points and dished out 10 assists for Brooklyn. Noah had 15 points and 13 rebounds for Bulls, Kirk Hinrich had 18 points and 14 assists, while little Nate added 34 points off the bench.

After a tough loss in game 1, the Bulls have now won 3 straight games and will be looking to close out the series in Brooklyn.

@VytisLasaitis

Topics: Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, NBA Playoffs

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