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Brook Lopez Tried To Give Brooklyn a 2-0 Series Lead But Joe Johnson And Deron Williams Wouldn’t Let Him

Remember when Deron Williams reentered the discussion of "best PG in the NBA" (well, second-best, anyway)? During game one of the series, D-Will did his thing, scoring 22 points on 9-15 shooting to go with Brook Lopez's 21 points and five boards.

Remember when Deron Williams reentered the discussion of "best PG in the NBA" (well, second-best, anyway)? During game one of the series, D-Will did his thing, scoring 22 points on 9-15 shooting to go with Brook Lopez's 21 points and five boards. They brushed Chicago aside, 106-89 and had people anticipating a Nets vs. Heat second round. 

Apparently D-Will and Joe Johnson thought they were already there, leaving Brook Lopez to do all the dirty work. He made jumper after jumper in the first half, keeping the Nets within comeback range, but by the time Johnson found his shot in the fourth quarter — after going scoreless in the second and third — it was too late. Chicago spread the ball all night, and Kirk Hinrich made some big plays to keep Brooklyn at bay, winning 106-89.

At least the music was good in the Barclays Center. On to game three in Chi town on Thursday.