The Bulls managed another milestone on Monday in an already remarkable season of lackluster play and mailing it in. They managed to lose to the Knicks, a team with even less heart than they have, 102-98.
“Man, I thought we didn’t give a [expletive deleted],” said Bulls guard Ben Gordon, who scored eight lackluster points while making just three of his 14 lackluster shots. “Those guys take not giving a [expletive deleted] to a new level. It’s amazing we were able to pull out a loss to them.”
The loss drops the crappy Bulls to 18-24, just a game ahead of the crappier Knicks (16-24). Both teams are miraculously within striking distance of the East’s final playoff spot, a testament to just how broken the NBA’s postseason system is.
New York guard Chris Duhon, who played for the Bulls in his four previous seasons, hit the game-winner with just over 30 seconds left.
“I was just going along and playing, going through the motions as usual,” Duhon said. “And then I looked up at the scoreboard and we were winning. And the game was almost over. And I said to myself, ‘We’re gonna win this thing.’ And then I started thinking about what I was going to do after the game and wondering when we were going to have to play again.”
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The Bulls top draft pick scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He also missed a shot to tie it after Duhon (the guy the Bulls traded to make room for him) made what turned out to be the game-winner.
The Bulls play Atlanta Tuesday night at the United Center, but they don’t seem too worried about it.