NEW YORK (AP) - The Chicago Bulls know their best chance to beat the Brooklyn Nets is by slowing Deron Williams.
The Bulls probably can't win when the two-time Olympic point guard is rolling, as he was in their playoff series opener.
But when they defend the way they did in Game 2, making him look like the guy who battled leg pain into February, they love their chances.
So when the series shifts to Chicago for Game 3 on Thursday, all eyes will be on Williams, who will have not only the ball but the entire complexion of the series in his hands.
Coach Tom Thibodeau says the Nets are a tough team, ``so we've got our work cut out for us.''
The job becomes much easier when they can knock Williams off his game.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Clippers vs. Jazz Game 6 Pick Will the Utah Jazz finish off their series with the Los Angeles Clippers when the two meet in Game 6 of their...
Thumbnail Celtics vs. Bulls Game 6 Pick Can the Boston Celtics win a fourth straight and finish the Chicago Bulls when they meet in Game 6 tonight at...
Thumbnail Wizards vs. Hawks Game 6 Pick Can the Atlanta Hawks force a Game 7 with the Washington Wizards when the two meet tonight in Game 6 at 7:30PM...
Thumbnail Spurs vs. Grizzlies Game 6 Pick Will the San Antonio Spurs go on the road and finish off the Memphis Grizzlies when the two meet in Game 6...
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Bucks Game 6 Pick Can the Toronto Raptors close out the Milwaukee Bucks when the two meet in Game 6 of their NBA Playoffs series today at 7PM...

NBA Team Pages