Should the Chicago Bulls Run It Back or Blow It Up?
It never mattered how the Chicago Bulls would wrap their first-round playoff series with the Boston Celtics. Win or lose, competitive or not, the end result was always a precursor to ground-floor self-reflection.
Did this team, this core, warrant another chance or was it too far gone to keep intact?
Inevitably, the Bulls fell, lasting six games before bowing out in Friday’s 105-83 non-effort. And the way they lost won’t do them any favors.
Chicago was two different teams in this series—first inspiriting and effective, then hapless and hopeless.
Buoyed by Rajon Rondo, the Bulls jumped out to a 2-0 lead. They looked ready to complete the upset, in a way that said as much about them, a threat renewed, as it did about the Celtics’ unconvincing first-place finish.