Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls: Postgame Grades and Analysis
This one wasn't pretty, but then again, it's not a Chicago Bulls win if it's not ugly.
Chicago took Game 3 at home over the Brooklyn Nets 79-76, in what was one of the most difficult playoff games you'll watch all spring. That is, unless you're a fan of watching the Nets miss shot after shot after shot.
The Bulls played exceptional defense through three quarters allowing just 52 total points before relinquishing 24 in the fourth. They countered those 24 points with just 14 of their own.
In the waning minutes of the final period, this one had "complete collapse" written all over it for Chicago. Brooklyn pulled within two points with less than five seconds remaining, and had a chance to tie after Joakim Noah went just 1-of-2 from the free-throw line.
Fortunately for the Bulls, Brooklyn's C.J. Watson missed a game-tying three and the victory was theirs.
Chicago now leads the series 2-1, and the Nets are left to wonder just how much farther their offense can fall.