Quick hits from the NBA playoffs: Day 15

Elsa/Getty Images/ZimbioChicago Bulls/Brooklyn Nets: Game 7

–       The one and only Game 7 in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Not sure what to expect from this game. We have seen both teams be very bipolar, it is just a question of which team shows up. I am going with the Nets though.

–       Joakim Noah always loves the spotlight. Not really surprised to see him showing up here in this game.

–       Nice run by the Bulls to get a nice halftime lead. This is amazing when you look at all the guys in street clothes on the bench.

–       Reggie Evans is one of those guys like Noah or Chris Andersen that does not bring a lot to the table skill-wise, but when he gets going, he is a great emotional spark for the team.

–       I expected the Nets to get back into it at some point, but not this fast. Whatever P.J. Carlesimo said at halftime really worked.

–       The Bulls clearly want to go through Carlos Boozer for offense. He is kind of messing that up by picking up his fourth foul with 7 minutes left in the third.

–       Gerald Wallace looks 40, is 30, dunks like he is 20.

–       For all the offense we saw in the first three quarters, the first part of the fourth quarter is just ugly.

–       What a sad performance from Joe Johnson tonight. He was supposed to be the player that took the Nets from good to great and has really disappointed when they need him most.

–       Right on cue, Johnson misses a great opportunity to make it a two-point game with 40 seconds left. That should be the final straw.

–       On to Miami for the Bulls. Could be a surprisingly good series. The Bulls have played the Heat tough this year.