"We know how to play without him," Booker said after Saturday's practice, before the NBA made it official that Nene would be gone after he was ejected Saturday for grabbing Jimmy Butler. "He's a big piece. We have some games that we won."
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"People see that we're for real," Booker said. "Coming into the series, most people picked the Bulls to win. We knew that. In this locker room, we knew we could beat those guys."
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