Brooklyn Nets Benching Six Players vs Chicago Bulls

  • Brooklyn Nets Benching Six Players vs Chicago Bulls

Brooklyn Nets Benching Six Players vs Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler (21) dribbles the ball against Brooklyn Nets guard Randy Foye (2) during the second half at the United Center.

Lin said if not for the Nets' victory Saturday over the Bulls at Barclays Center, there would not have even been discussion about Brooklyn's closing-night approach.

The Bulls outrebounded the Celtics by double digits in three of their four meetings during the regular season.

"You throw the records out the window, " Wade said.

In regard to improving this Brooklyn team, Atkinson emphasized, "I'm so focused on how we can get the guys on our roster better". That didn't sit well with a fan base that had seen the Bulls go to the playoffs the previous seven seasons under Tom Thibodeau, who was sacked after the 2014-15 season. The result was a big loss for the Nets as the Bulls got the 39-point win and the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.

"I'm kinda torn on it because I understand what teams are doing, going into the postseason healthy or going into the summer healthy", he said. "Our backs were against the wall".

"I just look at it as another opportunity for us to get better for next year", said Goodwin, who inked a pair of 10-day contracts with Brooklyn before receiving a multi-year pact just last week. Two weeks ago, ESPN.com ran this story ranking the 30 National Basketball Association coaches, and it put Hoiberg at No. 30.

Aside from the usual energy in a postgame series, what will be a lot of fun to watch will be how Rondo handles his return to the Boston. If the Bulls make it close with the 1st seed, saying it's the Celtics, then I can hear it now with Gar/Pax. I have to side with the Bulls and the points.

"We made a little progress, stuck our finger through the ceiling so to speak, yet we have a long way to go. My only focus is to get the win".

IN was so far ahead at the end of the third quarter, 84-68, coach Nate McMillan could have given his best players some extra rest. Wade appeared in 166 playoff games with the Heat and is seeking his first postseason run with his hometown team.

KNICKS 114, 76ERS 113: Carmelo Anthony scored 17 points after deciding to play in what could be his final game with the Knicks, and NY beat Philadelphia. With so many value options available, Butler offers the highest upside on the slate and his price becomes feasible with a amount of money that you will find left over in your lines. We just felt we had the momentum.

NOTES: The Wizards won the season series 3-1 with the Hawks. This is a huge help to Butler, as he expects to have the ball in his hands on nearly every possession, giving him the opportunity for increased scoring and contributions in all counting categories. But for one of these teams, winning will be a hell of a lot easier.

Heat: Miami went 4-0 against Washington and 16-14 against East playoff-bound teams. "That being said, I do understand it". I'd be lying if I said that. Wins, losses, injuries, trades, all the things that we went through as a team, to continue to stick together and find a way.