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Brooklyn bangs the block, stays alive

The Nets, led by Brook Lopez, take advantage of size inside to force Game 6

Updated: April 30, 2013, 2:10 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

The Brooklyn Nets were trying to forget an epic collapse that ended with a blown 14-point lead and triple-overtime loss just 48 hours earlier. The Nets were playing to avoid playoff elimination, yet they didn't look haunted or tentative at all, not even when the Chicago Bulls came clawing back late again in Game 5. Brooklyn played more like they were tired of hearing of how backup guard Nate Robinson, the littlest guy on the court, was carrying the shorthanded Bulls past them. So, led by center ...

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