During the pregame the Bulls announcers assumed that if the Bulls had their choice they would choose the Magic as their first round opponent. They needed a win at home against the Raptors or a Cavs win at home against Philly. Neither happened.
This was one was basically over after the first as the Raps outscored the Bulls 32-18. Most surprising was that the Raps killed the Bulls on the boards, outrebounding them 57-40. Shawn Marion had 34 points on 15-18 shooting, plus 11 boards. Chris Bosh had 21 & 19. That is what you call ending the year on a high note.
Here is the craziest play of the game, and maybe of the whole season:
So the Bulls end up 41-41 and get the World Champion Celtics in Round 1. Check back later as we’ll look into the Bulls final regular season stats.