7 Keys to Game 7: The plantar, the big man, the tandem, the leprechaun and more

Deron Williams, Jimmy Butler

No one said it better than John Schuhmann: tonight’s Game 7 is a “referendum” on all things Brooklyn and all things Nets. In their first playoff series in the borough, the Nets have a chance to win a Game 7 at home for the first time in Brooklyn history — and that includes the Dodgers. […]

Brook Lopez doesn’t want the playoffs to end because he lacks a social life

Brook Lopez, dancing the night away. (AP)

In his first playoff series ever, Brook Lopez has not disappointed: through five games, he’s averaged 23.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.4 blocks, shooting 49.4% from the field with a PER of 27.4, fifth among players in the playoffs (trailing Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Tony Parker, and LeBron James). He finished Game 5’s victory with […]