Nets in a nightmare after losing on Christmas Day

12/25/2013 4:23 PM ET
By Lenn Robbins,

Deron Williams scored 18 points but the Nets fell to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, Brooklyn's fourth straight loss.(AP)
BROOKLYN -- Brooklyn Nets fans didn't even get coal on Christmas Day.

At least coal is something tangible. Coal can start a fire. Coal can leave a mark.

Nets fans got nothing from their team in the third quarter of Wednesday's 95-78 loss to the Chicago Bulls at Barclays Center.

No effort, no hustle, no anger, no defense -- nothing. Many of the 17,732 booed. On Christmas Day, they booed.

"We deserve it,'' said backup center Andray Blatche.

The Nets trailed 41-38 at halftime. They were playing a team that had lost seven of their last nine, a team that also has had to deal with losing a key player for the season due to injury.

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