Basketball
Nate Robinson Carries The Bulls
By Luis Cuevas
Apr 28, 2013 - 7:44:07 PM

CHICAGO—On Sunday, April 28, the Chicago Bulls took a commanding 3-1 lead over the Brooklyn Nets. The Bulls won 142-134 in the three-overtime thriller in the United Center in Chicago.

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Nate Robinson

 

Late game heroics from Nate Robinson lead the Bulls on a run and to an improbable victory. With a little over three minutes to go in the ball gamef the Chicago Bulls were down by 14 and were most likely headed back to Brooklyn with the series 2-2. The Bulls guard Nate Robinson took a hard shot from Gerald Wallace of the Nets and he came to life. Robinson scored 23 points in the fourth quarter including a 12-0 run on his own to bring back the Bulls. Nate Robinson almost broke the most points in a quarter for the playoffs by a Chicago Bull. Michael Jordan holds the record with 24 points in a quarter. Nate Robinson scored 34 points for the game.

 

Carlos Boozer scored 21 points, Luol Deng had 15 points, Joakim Noah had 15 points, Jimmy Butler had 16 points and Kirk Hinrich had 18 points to move the Bulls within one game of the next round. They took control in the third overtime going up seven points. Noah, Robinson and Taj Gibson all fouled out of the game during the second and third overtimes. Deron Williams led Brooklyn with 32 points and ten assists, but he also had seven turnovers and put Nate Robinson on the free throw line late in the game after fouling a three-point attempt.

 

The Bulls head to Brooklyn with 3-1 lead over the Nets. The Bulls hope to finish the series since Miami finished their sweep of the Bucks and will be waiting for the winner of this series.



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