eastern conference playoffs

Leading by 14 with 2:53 seconds to go in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, the Brooklyn Nets were in a perfect position Saturday to return home with the series tied 2-2.

But Nate Robinson had different plans.

The Bulls? reserve guard torched the Nets over the final stretch, which resulted in a 142-134 triple overtime win for Chicago.

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As we enter the final night of the 2012-13 NBA regular season, the only thing left to be decided in the Easter Conference playoff picture is whether the Chicago Bulls?currently the fifth seed?will stay there, or if they will drop to sixth due to the Atlanta Hawks.

The Nets are the fourth seed and will host the fifth seed, but even entering the final night of the regular season, it's still up in the air.

The Bulls and the Hawks currently have the same record, 44-37. The Bulls own the tiebreaker, though, and last night, the Hawks made a curious decision and may have tipped their hand.

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