2012-2013 Chicago Bulls Season Comes to an End
After a valiant effort in the playoffs, the top ranked Miami Heat proved to be too much for the injury plagued Chicago Bulls. Injuries were commonplace for the Bulls throughout both the regular and post seasons this year. Most notably, there was the season long absence of star point guard Derrick Rose. Many other pivotal players in the Bulls lineup missed significant minutes this season as well including Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, Kirk Hinrich, Rip Hamilton and Taj Gibson. Despite all these obstacles, the Bulls not only made playoffs, but advanced to the second round and gave the reigning champs a serious fight. When starters were sidelined, tremendous efforts from Jimmy Butler, Nate Robinson and Marco Belinelli allowed the Bulls continue to compete at a high level. Coach Tom Thibodeau and the entire Bulls roster deserve a round of applause for a great effort and successful season. Bulls fans should be excited to watch a healthy, revamped team come next season.
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