Nba Live: Nba Finals, Nets vs. Bulls – Game 7: NBA Finals game seven
New Orleans, LA – 06/02/2008 – The Brooklyn Nets won their sixth NBA title and first since 2004, beating the Chicago Bulls, 110-106, in Game 7 of the 2008 NBA Finals.
The Brooklyn Nets (38-9) defeated the Bulls (37-10) in Game 6 on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Nets are now one win away from their third NBA title.
The Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-99, in their best-of-seven series opener on Sunday.
Nets coach Jason Kidd and Bulls coach Brad Stevens shared the championship rings on Sunday afternoon, after the Bulls clinched their fourth NBA championship in five years with Game 7 on Tuesday.
After being shut out for the first half of the fourth quarter, the Bulls were able to tie the game on a pair of free throws by Jordan Crawford.
The Bulls then closed out the game with an offensive outburst, scoring 15 points in the period.
After a long night for the Bulls, the Nets had their first chance to put the Nets ahead late in the third quarter.
Brooklyn got its first chance at the end of the first quarter, when the Nets scored nine straight points.
However, the game was out of hand for the Nets, who ended up winning 102-91.
Brook Lopez scored 21 points and Jared Sullinger added 15 points for the Hawks.
After the Nets were able the first three points, the Hawks started to rally, as they went on a 16-2 run to take a 78-75 lead into halftime.
However a miss by Joakim Noah with 11:30 left in the first overtime gave Chicago a 76-71 lead.
The Hawks were able outscore the Nets 39-17 in the fourth period, and it was the only lead that Brooklyn managed.
The Nets went on an 11-0 run in the final minutes of regulation to get within three points.
The final score was 117-107.
The Hawks then won the game.
Chicago won the second game of the series, 101-98, on Monday night.
Brooklyn led 81-78 with 5:57 remaining when Brandon Bass made a 3-pointer and scored 10 points.
The game was tied at 79 when Jonas Jerebko made a three pointer and scored 11 points.
Jae Crowder added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Celtics.
In the third period, Crowder made a layup, but Jonas Jerebski missed a three with 8:08 remaining in the game, giving Boston the win.
The Celtics defeated the Nets 102-94 in Game 3 on Saturday.
The Celtics were led by Isaiah Thomas, who scored 25 points, and Avery Bradley, who had 23 points.
Thomas also had a season-high 24 points, including eight in the second half.
He also had six rebounds.
Bradley was also the only Celtics player with 10 points or more.