Game 79 Preview Vs. Chicago Bulls

The Nets are coming off a pretty disappointing performance against the Bucks, and I expect that trend to continue tonight against the Bulls.  It’s not that the Bulls are much more talented than the Nets (I mean, they had tons of trouble beating a LeBron-less Cavs team), but they are fighting for something.  That something is the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.  The Nets on the other hand, don’t really have nothing to play for.  While they are playing looser (in my opinion), they aren’t really playing with the same hunger as they were since they won magical #10.  Playing looser is good in close games, but unfortunately the Nets haven’t been in any recently.  The Bulls are coming off a back-to-back while the Nets are coming off of a day of rest, so that may be a factor.  Onto the lineups:

Devin Harris vs. Derrick Rose

Advantage:  Devin Harris

Courtney Lee vs. Kirk Hinrich

Advantage:  Push

Jarvis Hayes vs. Luol Deng

Advantage:  Luol Deng

Yi vs. Taj Gibson

Advantage:  Taj Gibson

Brook Lopez vs. Joakim Noah

Advantage:  Brook Lopez