CHICAGO (AP) - Deron Williams is struggling, Joe Johnson is hobbled and the Brooklyn Nets suddenly look as if they could be headed to an early playoff exit.
They trail the Chicago Bulls 2-1 after back-to-back losses and will fall into a really big hole in this best-of-7 series if they lose Game 4 on Saturday.
It's a tough spot for a team that won 49 games in its first season in Brooklyn and ended a six-year postseason drought.
The Nets solved one issue by an announcing a contract extension for general manager Billy King on Friday. Now, they need to find an answer on offense after shooting about 35 percent the past two games.
Williams is having trouble getting to the paint. Johnson's left foot is feeling ``a lot better'' but remains a concern. And Gerald Wallace is not sure of his role.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Thunder vs. Warriors Game 5 Pick Will the Oklahoma City Thunder close out Western Conference Finals tonight when they face the Golden State...
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Cavaliers Game 5 Pick The Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers meet up in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight....
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Thunder Game 4 Pick Will the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors have another big shootout tonight in Game 4 at 9PM...
Thumbnail Cavs vs. Raptors Game 4 Pick Can the Toronto Raptors even up the Eastern Conference Finals when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 8:30PM...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Thunder Game 3 Pick Will the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors be in a slugfest in Game 3 of the Western...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages