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Bulls Mon Mar 09 2009

Will The Bulls Make The Playoffs?

Tailgate's weekly look at how close the Chicago Bulls are in the race for the final playoff spot in the East, this week: The Bulls are almost to the 7th seed!

After throughly dismantling their closest competition (statistically and geographically) on Friday night, the Bulls are now standing tall in "the race for death by LeBron or KG" that is the 8th seed. And with the 7th seed, Philadelphia 76ers, reeling, --dudes have lost 7 of their last 10, ouch-- the Bulls have a legit shot at closing the two game deficit and sliding into the 7th seed where they'll still be demolished by Cleveland or Boston in the first-round. But still! All of this with VDN as the head coach, who'd have thunk it?

However the games get much tougher this week after the relative ease of last week's schedule (@ Charlotte, with Golden State and Milwaukee at home, and they still lost to the Bobcats...), the Bulls now travel to Florida for games against the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic; then bounce up to the City of Brotherly Love to face off with the aforementioned Sixers; before closing out the week with a game at the United Center against CP3 and the New Orleans Hornets. So don't buy the playoff tickets just yet, 'cause the Bulls are a three game losing streak away from being behind Milwaukee, New Jersey, Charlotte and Indiana, that's how tight the chase for the last playoff berth is.

 
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