Banged up Bulls try again to close out Nets, avoid decisive seventh game at Brooklyn

The Chicago Bulls looked like they were ready to put away Deron Williams and the Brooklyn Nets and move on to the second round of the playoffs.

They're still in position. Things are just a little more interesting.

With a 3-2 lead, the Bulls will try again to wrap it up when the series shifts back to the United Center on Thursday.

The Nets seemed all but out of it before a 110-91 victory at the Barclays Center on Monday night. Now, the Bulls appear to be reeling as they try to avoid a decisive seventh game at Brooklyn on Saturday.

Point guard Kirk Hinrich might miss his second straight game because of a bruised left calf. Luol Deng and Taj Gibson were sick Wednesday and stayed home.