NEW YORK (AP) - Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau knows the Nets are a confident team with an offense in rhythm.
The Nets picked apart Thibodeau's defense in Game 1, rolling to a 106-89 victory. When the teams return to Barclays Center on Monday night for Game 2, the Bulls will have to slow down a team that finished the regular season well and opened the playoffs even better.
Thibodeau says Sunday the Bulls are ``going to have to re-establish ourselves.''
The Nets began pulling away late in the first quarter, then made 16 of 20 shots in the second, shooting 60 percent in the first half and opening a 60-35 lead.
Thibodeau says center Joakim Noah's foot feels better. The Bulls will need him against a team that shot nearly 56 percent Saturday.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Kings vs. Warriors Pick Will the Sacramento Kings put up any fight when they take on the Golden State Warriors tonight at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Pelicans vs. Rockets Prediction Should bettors lay the points with the Rockets tonight when they host the Pelicans at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Timberwolves vs. Lakers Pick Can the Minnesota Timberwolvesgo on and cover as a rare road favorite when it takes on the Los Angeles Lakers...
Thumbnail Hawks vs. Bucks Prediction The Hawks are in a funk but will they cover as a road underdog versus the Bucks tonight at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail 76ers vs. Bulls Prediction The 76ers have been great against the spread but will they cover tonight against the Bulls at 8:00PM ET?

NBA Team Pages