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Down 3-1 after collapse in Game 4, Nets insist they must stay Bullish and not look back

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    Chicago Bulls' Kirk Hinrich, left, and Taj Gibson pressure Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams (8) during the second half in Game 4 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Chicago. The Bulls won 142-134 in three overtimes. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) (The Associated Press)

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    Brooklyn Nets' Andray Blatche (0) and Chicago Bulls' Taj Gibson scramble for a loose ball during the second half in Game 4 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Chicago. The Bulls won 142-134 in three overtimes. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) (The Associated Press)

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    Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah, left, tries to block the shot of Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez (11) during the second overtime in Game 4 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Chicago. The Bulls won 142-134 in three overtimes. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) (The Associated Press)

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    Brooklyn Nets head coach P.J. Carlesimo, rear left, stands on the court as Nets' Deron Williams (8) walks past the bench in the closing seconds during the third overtime in Game 4 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Chicago. The Bulls won 142-134 in three overtimes. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) (The Associated Press)

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    Chicago Bulls' Nate Robinson (2) celebrates a basket against the Brooklyn Nets during the second overtime in Game 4 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Chicago. The Bulls won 142-134 in three overtimes. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching) (The Associated Press)

No use looking back now for the Brooklyn Nets.

Game 4 hurt, physically and mentally, but there's nothing they can do about it. The missed free throws and blown boxouts cost them what should've been a victory. And they realize things would be a whole lot different if they were coming home tied at two games apiece instead of trailing the Chicago Bulls 3-1.

If they don't win Game 5 on Monday night, they'll have all the time in the world to think about what might have been.

So interim coach P.J. Carlesimo says they won't spend much time looking at specifics of their collapse in a 142-134 triple-overtime loss in Chicago on Saturday. Carlesimo says that the Nets "need to dwell on Monday, not Saturday."