Field Goal %
- CHI 49.3
- 50.0 BKN
Three Point %
- CHI 33.3
- 35.3 BKN
- CHI 13
- 11 BKN
- CHI 39
- 49 BKN
- Brooklyn, NY
- Line: BKN -5.5
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of the 4th Quarter
The Nets scored 54 points in the paint in Game 5 and have now eclipsed 50 paint points in both of their wins in the series. In their three losses, the Nets have averaged almost 15 fewer paint points even after scoring 54 in Game 4, which went into triple overtime.
The Bulls allowed 24 second-chance points to the Nets in Game 5. That's the most second-chance points allowed by the Bulls in a game this season.
With Kirk Hinrich out of the lineup for Game 5, Nate Robinson was the primary defender on Deron Williams. Williams made 6 of 10 shots and scored 19 of his 23 points with Robinson guarding him Monday. In the first four games of the series, Williams shot 33.3% (13 of 39) when guarded by Hinrich.
Deron Williams has his 2nd 20-point, 10-assist game in this postseason. The only other Nets player in the last 25 years with multiple 20-10 games in a single postseason was Jason Kidd in 2002 playoffs (had 5).
The Lakers legend received offers for multiple front office jobs, but turned them down.
Rachel Nichols feels nostalgic when talking about the bond between the NBA and the city of New Orleans, especially because of the reaction to Hurricane Katrina.
Anthony Davis says he's "here to stay" with the Pelicans and is trying to convince Jrue Holiday to re-sign after the season.