The Bulls are closing in on advancing out of the first round of the playoffs and will have a chance to finish the series in Brooklyn. Get NBA odds at Bovada sportsbook.
Chicago (3-1) was blown out to start the series but have come back and won three straight games to put themselves on the brink of eliminating the Nets from the playoffs. There is now talk that Derrick Rose could be able to return to the team in the second round of the playoffs from his torn ACL a year ago. If Rose comes back after the Bulls advance, they could be given a better chance against the defending champion Miami Heat in that second round series. Last year with Rose, the Bulls had the best record in the East in the regular season before he got injured in the first round. Nate Robinson was incredible in Game 4, when he scored 34 points off the bench and brought the Bulls back from a 12-point deficit in the last three minutes.
The Nets (1-3) started the series on a great note but have struggled down the stretch in the last couple games. The lost a game by three points and the other was in three overtimes. They need to finish the game stronger. Deron Williams scored 32 in Game 4 and had 10 assists.
Each team has covered the spread twice in this series.
I don’t think this series is over yet. I believe that the Nets will take care of their home court and force a Game 6 in Chicago at the sports book.