The Nets avoided elimination on their homecourt with a 110-91 mauling of the Bulls in Game Five behind 28 points and 10 rebounds from Brook Lopez. Brooklyn went to work on the offensive glass grabbing 17 rebounds, including six from Lopez. Deron Williams also added a double-double with 23 points and 10 assists for the Nets, who will try to force a Game Seven Thursday Night. Game Six will take place at the United Center in Chicago. Nate Robinson, making his first start of the postseason for the Bulls, paced the team with 20 points and eight assists. Jimmy Butler tallied 18 points in the loss. The two teams are playing for the right to play the Miami Heat in the second round.
Game #6 of the series is Thursday night with the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on Newstalk 1060.