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Williams, Lopez help Nets dominate Bulls 106-89

Williams, Lopez help Nets dominate Bulls 106-89

CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Apr 20, 2013
The Nets aren't the flashiest of teams, but neither are the Bulls. What both have is dedication, heart, and a desire to get their playoff run off to a good start in the borough of kings.
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  • Noah in Bulls' Game 1 lineup against Nets

    Noah in Bulls' Game 1 lineup against Nets

    ESPN.com nba.com CNNSI.com Apr 20, 2013
    Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah started Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.
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  • Report: Brown open to return to Cavaliers

    Report: Brown open to return to Cavaliers

    A person familiar with the situation says former Cavaliers coach Mike Brown is interested in returning for a second stint with the team.
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  • Nets’ Ploy: Intimidate With Shirts

    Nets’ Ploy: Intimidate With Shirts

    nytimes.com Apr 20, 2013
    For the Nets’ first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, the arena will grow even darker, with the team distributing black T-shirts to fans in hopes of creating a “blackout” in the crowd.
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  • Sad Derrick Rose, Likely Out For Season, Gets Sued By Newly-Obe…

    Sad Derrick Rose, Likely Out For Season, Gets Sued By Newly-Obese Fan

    deadspin.com Apr 20, 2013
    It just keeps getting worse for Derrick Rose fans. The Chicago Bulls point guard tore his ACL in the first round of the 2012 playoffs, and we haven't seen him in a game since. They were without their star all year, but the Bulls still fought their way t…
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  • P.J. Carlesimo must get Brooklyn Nets past Chicago Bulls to kee…

    P.J. Carlesimo must get Brooklyn Nets past Chicago Bulls to keep job hopes alive

    nydailynews.com Apr 20, 2013
    He’s dragged around the interim tag since late December, and P.J. Carlesimo must seriously ponder during quieter moments what it would take to shed the extra language.
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  • Video - Williams puts game away 00:15

    Williams puts game away

    Apr 20
    Brooklyn's Deron Williams takes the steal in for the reverse two-handed dunk.
  • Video - Deron Williams Leads Nets To Game 1 Win 00:45

    Deron Williams Leads Nets To Game 1 Win

    Apr 20
    Deron Williams talks about the Nets' Game 1 victory against the Bulls.

Sports Columnists

  • Ian Thomsen: Miller comes through in the clutch for Nuggets

    Apr 20
    Three thoughts from the Nuggets' 97-95 victory over the Warriors on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round series: