Nets-Bulls Playoff Preview: Power Forwards

Reggie Evans, Carlos Boozer
Reggie Evans, Carlos Boozer fighting for a loose ball. Shocking. (AP)

The Brooklyn Nets will face the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs, starting Saturday night at 8 P.M. Today and tomorrow, we’ll take a look at how the teams match up.

Reggie Evans, Carlos Boozer
Reggie Evans, Carlos Boozer fighting for a loose ball. Shocking. (AP)

Reggie Evans vs. Carlos Boozer

Tale of the tape:
Reggie Evans: 80 G, 56 GS, 4.5 PPG, 11.1 RPG, 0.5 APG, 0.9 SPG, .479 FG%, .509 FT%, 12.8 PER
Carlos Boozer: 79 G, 79 GS, 16.2 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 2.3 APG, 0.8 SPG, .477 FG%, .731 FT%, 17.1 PER

How will the Nets power forwards match up against the Bulls? Why don’t you ask REGGIE-TRON2K13, the latest and greatest iteration of Reggie Evans.

REGGIE-TRON2K13, how will you and the other power forwards fare against the Bulls?

RT2K13: Probably amazing. Next question.

What’s your biggest strength over them?

RT2K13: Is that a serious question? Rebounding. I just set an NBA record for best defensive rebounding ever. I have more rebounds in my last 20 games than Gerald Wallace has all season. I’m programmed to do three things, and two of those things are rebounding.

What’s the third thing?

RT2K13: I dunno. Probably rebounding, I guess. Or smiling. Yeah, could be smiling.

Reggie Evans

Does it concern you that Boozer lit you up for 29-18 in your last matchup, and their PF duo of Boozer and Taj Gibson are athletic and consistent, two things that are hard to say with a straight face about the three-headed PF hydra of you, Humphries and Mirza?

RT2K13: Uh, nope. Not really. Can’t say that much of anything concerns me. Look, we match up fine against these guys. I turned Brook into The Brookie Monster. Booztopher may be the worst defensive player of all time. The Chicago Bulls — the Chicago Bulls — are basically a league-average defensive team with him on the floor, and one of the best in the NBA with him off. Besides, his fadeaway jumpers in a two-point victory were a fluke. I have enough annoyance in one hand to knock him out of his rhythm over seven games…

Chris Kaman would agree…

RT2K13: And if they waste Gibson’s athleticism guarding me, Kris and Money Mirza, then God bless.

Ok, one last–

RT2K13: And you want consistency? All I am is consistent. You know what you’re getting from me every night, and the nights you get more are just a bonus. Mirza? You don’t think three airballs in a row is consistent?

Any final thoughts?

RT2K13: I call Hump “Kris Kringle” now.


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