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Bulls Fri Apr 10 2009

Bulls Tighten Grip on Playoff Berth

Behind strong 24 point performances from both Ben Gordon and Tyrus Thomas the Bulls took care of business at the United Center against Philadelphia and strengthened their hold on the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference. Sporting garish and awful green jerseys in honor of "Green Week," the NBA's feeble attempt at celebrating eco-awareness or not clubbing baby seals (seriously, Shaq isn't allowed to club any baby seals this week); the Bulls outhustled and flat out overwhelmed the flagging 76ers who are now a mere 1.5 games ahead of Chicago for the 6th spot.
For the Bulls, the victory further cinches their already close-to-guaranteed playoff berth, really, it's just a matter of who ends up where, but Charlotte could still sneak in, but would likely be knocking out Detroit and not Chicago.

Currently the Bulls are still lined up for a collision with Boston in the first round which, as I've espoused before, is the matchup Chicago wants. Because, believe me, they can't handle the Cavaliers of Cleveland or the Orlando Magic.
In any case, the Bulls have their own destiny well in their collective hands and with wins tomorrow night against Charlotte and Monday night against Detroit, the Bulls would lock up a playoff berth (almost certainly the 7; unless Philly keeps on losing and then the Bulls slide into 6 and face Orlando which = bad. Like, baby seals getting clubbed by Shaq bad.

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