This Bulls season has been a wacky one, filled with breathless updates of an inactive Derrick Rose that haven’t really updated the situation; game-winning shots and groan-inducing turnovers; and the unique non-stop energy that is Nate Robinson.
Given all that, it seems only fitting that it now will feature a make-or-break Game 7.
The Nets forced that scenario with a 95-92 victory Thursday night at the United Center. They took advantage of a depleted Bulls roster that had Rose and Kirk Hinrich in street clothes, Robinson throwing up on the bench, Taj Gibson also playing through illness until he fouled out and Luol Deng at home with a severe viral infection.
United Center ballboys should file for battle pay.
This marked the first time in Nets’ franchise history they won an elimination game to force a Game 7.