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Trying to finish comeback from 3-1 deficit, Nets host banged-up Bulls on Saturday in Game 7

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    Brooklyn Nets forward Andray Blatche, right, celebrates with C.J. Watson during the second half in Game 6 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago, Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Nets won 95-92. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (The Associated Press)

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    Chicago Bulls' Nate Robinson (2) reacts after drawing contact from a Brooklyn Nets player as Carlos Boozer, rear left, and Jimmy Butler look on during Game 6 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago, Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Nets won 95-92. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Joe Lewnard) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT (The Associated Press)

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    Chicago Bulls guard Marco Belinelli (8), of Italy, cannot control the ball against Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson, left, and center Brook Lopez 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) (The Associated Press)

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    Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah (13) and Nate Robinson (2) react to their 95-92 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in Game 6 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago, Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Nets won 95-92. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Joe Lewnard) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT (The Associated Press)

Time for the Nets' biggest game in Brooklyn.

They have brought their first-round playoff series against Chicago to a Game 7, a victory away from equaling the biggest comeback in NBA history. And they've brought it back home, where Barclays Center has to be more than a beautiful, $1 billion building.

They are counting on a true home-court advantage against whichever banged-up Bulls can take the floor Saturday night. Interim coach P.J. Carlesimo says he is "very confident our guys are going to take advantage of the opportunity and continue to do what they've done all year."

Chicago hopes to have Kirk Hinrich (bruised left calf) back, but Luol Deng (illness) may be forced to spend Friday in a hospital and his availability is unknown.