Nets force game 7 vs Bulls


Posted at May 03 2013 03:13 PM | Updated as of May 03 2013 11:13 PM

Nets 95, Bulls 92

Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez and Deron Williams scored 17 points apiece as visiting Brooklyn outlasted Chicago to even the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series at three games apiece.

Williams added 11 assists and Gerald Wallace chipped in 15 points as Brooklyn forced a Game 7 on its home floor on Saturday.

Marco Belinelli had 22 points and seven assists and Nate Robinson scored 18 points for Chicago, who were without starters Luol Deng (illness) and Kirk Hinrich (calf).

Jimmy Butler scored 17 points, Joakim Noah had 14 points and 15 rebounds and Carlos Boozer had 14 points and 13 boards for the Bulls.

The Nets had an 83-75 edge after a basket by Kris Humphries with 8:11 remaining before Chicago rallied to pull within 93-92 on a basket by Nazr Mohammed with 25.2 seconds left.

Andray Blatche hit two of four free throws to give Brooklyn a three-point lead and Noah tied up Williams with 3.6 seconds left but the Nets won the tip and Johnson ran out the clock.