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“Home court is not going to win it for us,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “We’re going to have to play well. So the important thing is, it’s good to be home, we have good support there, but we’ve got to put the work into the game to give our fans something to cheer about. So we can’t get it clouded. We have to get things corrected.”

It remains to be seen what adjustments _ if any _ the Bulls make. They could give Marco Belinelli more time at the point if Hinrich isn’t available. Another option might be giving Richard Hamilton a look at shooting guard.

The veteran seems almost like a forgotten man at this point. He’s played a grand total of seven minutes in this series after missing a big chunk of the regular season because of injuries.

Either way, the Bulls don’t want to return to Brooklyn.

“It’s a must win for us,” Robinson said.