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JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls ties up Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets during the first quarter in Game 6 of the first round playoff game at the United Center in Chicago, Thursday, May 2, 2013.

JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Marco Belinelli of the Chicago Bulls gets called for an offensive could against Reggie Evans of the Brooklyn Nets in Game 6 of the first round playoff game at the United Center in Chicago, Thursday, May 2, 2013.

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JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Marco Belinelli of the Chicago Bulls drives to the basket for a layup against Brooklyn Nets defender Brook Lopez during the first quarter in Game 6 of the first round playoff game at the United Center in Chicago, Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Marco Belinelli drives hard to the basket against Brook Lopez, left, and Deron Williams during the Bulls' Game 6 loss Thursday at the United Center. Belinelli missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter.

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Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans, top, and Chicago Bulls guard Nate Robinson battle for a loose ball during the second half in Game 6 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago, Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Nets won 95-92. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) blocks a shot by Chicago Bulls guard Marco Belinelli, of Italy, during the second half in Game 6 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago, Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Nets won 95-92. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Nets forward Andray Blatche rebounds the ball between the Bulls' Nate Robinson (2) and center Joakim Noah during the second half of Game 6 of their first-round playoff series Thursday. Blatche's 2 late free throws gave the Nets a 3-point lead they would not relinquish.

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Playing shorthanded is nothing new for the Bulls. But not only did Kirk Hinrich miss his second straight game with a calf bruise, the Bulls also played without Luol Deng in Thursday's Game 6 due to an illness.
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    • JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com
 Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls ties up Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets during the first quarter in Game 6 of the first round playoff game at the United Center in Chicago, Thursday, May 2, 2013.
    • JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Marco Belinelli of the Chicago Bulls gets called for an offensive could against Reggie Evans of the Brooklyn Nets in Game 6 of the first round playoff game at the United Center in Chicago, Thursday, May 2, 2013.
    • JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Marco Belinelli of the Chicago Bulls drives to the basket for a layup against Brooklyn Nets defender Brook Lopez during the first quarter in Game 6 of the first round playoff game at the United Center in Chicago, Thursday, May 2, 2013.
    •  Marco Belinelli drives hard to the basket against Brook Lopez, left, and Deron Williams during the Bulls’ Game 6 loss Thursday at the United Center. Belinelli missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter.
    • Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans, top, and Chicago Bulls guard Nate Robinson battle for a loose ball during the second half in Game 6 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago, Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Nets won 95-92. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
    • Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) blocks a shot by Chicago Bulls guard Marco Belinelli, of Italy, during the second half in Game 6 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago, Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Nets won 95-92. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
    •  Nets forward Andray Blatche rebounds the ball between the Bulls’ Nate Robinson (2) and center Joakim Noah during the second half of Game 6 of their first-round playoff series Thursday. Blatche’s 2 late free throws gave the Nets a 3-point lead they would not relinquish.
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