May 2, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) dribbles against the Chicago Bulls during the second half in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the United Center. The Nets beat the Bulls 95-92. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Bulls vs. Nets Game Six Final Score: Brooklyn Defeats Chicago 95-92, Forces Game Seven


May 2, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) takes a shot during the first half against the Chicago Bulls in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets fought off elimination for the second straight game and have forced the first Game Seven of the 2013 NBA Playoffs with their 95-92 win Thursday evening.

After losing all four road contests in Chicago this season (playoffs included), the Nets refused to be denied this go-round.

Brooklyn was determined from the start and took advantage of the injury-riddled Bulls. Chicago received news before the game that Luol Deng (Illness) and Kirk Hinrich (Bruised Calf) would not be able to play. Nate Robinson also had flu-like symptoms which slowed him down a bit as well. Nets’ point guard Deron Williams benefited from the absence of Hinrich and had a solid game, tallying 17 points and 11 assists.

Brooklyn controlled the pace of the game for most of the first half but Chicago turned up their defense after the half-time break.

The Bulls cut the lead to one with nineteen seconds left and were counting on Andray Blatche to miss two huge free throws to have a chance to win the game. Unfortunately for Chicago, Blatche made both of the attempts.

Chicago had an opportunity to tie the game but Marco Belinelli missed a clean look from downtown followed by a turnover from Joakim Noah which sealed the victory for the Nets.

Game Seven will played on Saturday May 4th on TNT.

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