NBA: Sunday’s Game Will All but Decide the Eighth Seed in the East

April 10th, 2010 by Christopher Murphy Leave a reply »
The Chicago Bulls have put themselves in a bad position, losing to the now 12-win New Jersey Nets for the second time this season Friday night, after the Bosh-less Raptors predictably lost to the Atlanta Hawks.

This makes Sunday's game against the Raptors in Toronto a must-win for the Bulls, as the Raptors own the tiebreaker no matter the outcome of the game.

If the Bulls lose, they will be one game behind the Raptors, but in reality it would be two games, due to the Raptors owning the tiebreaker, with two games remaining for both teams.

The Raptors would then clinch the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a win in the team's remaining two games against the Detroit Pistons on the road, directly after playing the Bulls, and the New York Knicks at home, who currently own a combined record of 54-104, or a Chicago Bulls' loss.

The Raptors, however, have simply been lost without Chris Bosh, losing all three games without him.

Those games were against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, and the Atlanta Hawks, who own three out of the four top spots in the Eastern Conference. Not only that, but the Raptors were ...

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