Brooklyn, NY (Sports Network) - Joakim Noah had nine points, six rebounds and
one block in the fourth quarter, as the Chicago Bulls held off the Brooklyn
Nets, 90-82, to even this first-round Eastern Conference playoff series at one
game apiece. Noah, who continues to play through a painful right foot
injury, ended with 11 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for the fifth-
seeded Bulls, who bounced back from a 106-89 defeat in Game 1 on Saturday.
Luol Deng added 15 points, 10 boards and two blocks for Chicago, which shot
48.1 percent from the field. Carlos Boozer and Kirk Hinrich each had 13
points, with the former also pulling down 12 rebounds. Brook Lopez ended
with 21 points and three blocks for the Nets, who were trying for their
first 2-0 lead in a playoff series since 2004 when they swept the New York
Knicks in the first round. Joe Johnson and C.J. Watson tallied 17 and 10
points, respectively, for Brooklyn, which shot 35.4 percent from the floor.
The third contest of this best-of-seven series is set for Thursday in Chicago.
The Sports Network