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Bulls Tue Apr 14 2009

Bulls Lock Down (at least) 7th Seed

The Bulls wrapped up at least the seven seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs last night in Detroit by putting the clamps down on a feisty Pistons squad. A balanced offensive attack, led by Derrick Rose and Ben Gordon helped the Bulls trim a fourth quarter deficit in the final minute into a lead with seconds to go and the Bulls held on to cinch (at least) the seventh seed. Currently the Bulls are the six seed, which as we've discussed before is not what the Bulls want; nay, the Bulls want/need to face Boston who they match up oh, so much better with than Orlando. However! unless the 76ers can beat Boston tonight or the Bulls lose tomorrow night at home against the Toronto Raptors, Chicago will be stuck in 6th which means facing the juggernaut Orlando Magic, who shoot waaaaaay too well from three-point land and happen to have a hulking, laboratory-bred freak called Dwight Howard lurking in the paint. So, maybe now is the time for VDN to start Aaron Gray and the rest of the bench whilst DRose, et al get some much needed rest against the Raps.

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