Chicago, Illinois (Sporting Alert) — The Brooklyn Nets started the series very strong, but suffered back-to-back defeats in the next two games to trail the Chicago Bulls 2-1 in their NBA first round playoff series.
On Saturday, the Nets will be hoping to steal a game at the United Center after giving one up at home in Game 4.
Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez have all been confirmed, while Gerald Wallace and Reggie Evans will join them as the visitors look to make up for the disappointing 79-76 defeat in Game 3 on Thursday.
Kris Humphries and Jerry Stackhouse are both on the bench and will part some part today.
The Chicago Bulls have also confirmed their starting team with star center Joakim Noah in the starting team, after appearing to have recovered enough from his foot injury.
Chicago is not expected to limit his minutes either.
The rest of the starting team includes Kirk Hinrich, Jimmy Butler, Luol Deng, who collected 21 points and 10 rebounds in Game 3 and Carlos Boozer.
Point guard Nate Robinson will bring the energy from off the bench.