The Chicago Bulls rallied from 14-point down to force overtime in Game 4 of their series against the Brooklyn Nets, and while I say the Chicago Bulls came back, I really mean Nate Robinson was unconscious down the stretch of the game and pulled the Bulls back into things. But while Robinson was figuratively unconscious, he was almost literally unconscious when he ran into a brick wall laid by Gerald Wallace.
Wallace set a screen and Robinson just didn’t see it and couldn’t slow down. It was like watching a quarterback get blind-sided on an interception return.
But rather than have his brains scrambled by that tumble, Robinson stayed in the game and scored the Bulls next seven points. Those buckets came on the Bulls 16-2 run to end the regulation and send things to overtime. Everyone counted Chicago out of the game, but much like their whole season, the Bulls found a way to claw their way back into the game.
Derrick Rose’s absence has been a huge deal for the Bulls this season, but they always seem to find guys that step up in big ways in big spots. The tiny Nate Robinson is taking hits and draining buckets in the United Center and might be the biggest guy on the hardwood at the moment.