Resilient Chicago Bulls Find Themselves Playing for Final Playoff Spot

April 9th, 2010 by Josh Herman Leave a reply »
The experts say that the style of basketball in the NBA consists of runs.

One team gets hot, scores 10, goes up six.

The other team scores six—tied game. 

But what most experts don't talk about is the importance of runs during the course of the season.

The Chicago Bulls, however, are getting a first-hand look at this phenomenon.

After a solid .500 start to the season with wins against the Spurs at home in their opener and against the Cavaliers in Cleveland a week later, the Bulls hit the West Coast for their annually disappointing circus trip.

There, they went 1-5, sparking a streak where the team went 5-13 leading up to Christmas.

Then, the team got disgruntled power forward Tyrus Thomas back from an arm injury, and proceeded to go 15-9. They went into the All-Star break at 25-26.

Their hot ways continued after the break. They went 6-1 after the departure of the aforementioned Thomas and the widely inconsistent John Salmons in trade-deadline deals.

After getting as high as the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference, the Bulls, while attempting to adjust to new players and a vas ...

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