Scoreboard Watching: Bulls Cruise, Set Up Wednesday Drama

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson

Toronto Raptors v Atlanta Hawks

The Chicago Bulls easily beat the Orlando Magic last night, which sets the stage for a Wednesday night full of channel-flipping and refreshing

The Bulls got Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson and Richard Hamilton back in last night’s 18-point road win at Orlando.  Chicago’s win assures that Atlanta can’t clinch the five seed even if they win in Toronto tonight.  The Hawks can still get the five by winning the last two, but it looks like they might have to do that because the Bulls host Washington tomorrow and are getting healthy at the right time.

If the Hawks win tonight, they’ll need only to win at New York tomorrow or hope the Bulls lose to finish fifth.  If Atlanta loses tonight, they’ll need both scenarios to happen to stay in fifth because the Bulls win the tiebreaker.

As we know, finishing fifth means facing the Brooklyn Nets first, while finishing sixth means drawing the Indiana Pacers.

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE/Getty Images

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