Apr 25, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) throws a pass against Indiana Pacers guard Dahntay Jones (1) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Chicago defeats Indiana 92-87. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Both teams flexed the strengths of their respective games at different points during the game, but Chicago definitely looked prime for the start of the playoffs. When Boozer and Korver have it going like they did last night they are going to beat anyone. If that continues and they stay healthy (and by they I mean Derrick Rose), I have a hard time seeing anyone beating them four times.
I sure hope the Pacers get a chance, but there are many miles of rough playoff terrain to cover before that could happen for the Pacers. But the journey is about to begin, likely on Saturday although the schedule will be official tonight, and like the Bulls, the Pacers are primed and ready to give it their best shot. No doubt they will, as Frank Vogel mentioned after the game that he probably wouldn't sleep because he was so excited to start digging into the film on Orlando and begin preparing in earnest to attack the Magic.
Check out the links after the jump.
- Box score: Bulls 92, Pacers 87
- Rewind: Pacers vs. Bulls 120425 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Pacers end season with 92-87 loss to Bulls, face Magic in playoffs | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- No reason to fret despite defeat | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Pacers: Not going to take Orlando lightly | Pacers Insider | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
- NBA: Indiana ready to prepare for Orlando - fox59.com
- Korver leads Bulls past Pacers 92-87 - AP
- Frank Vogel on Orlando -- fox59.com
- Bulls-Pacers: All's well with Chicago Bulls - chicagotribune.com
- Rapid Reaction: Bulls 92, Pacers 87 - Chicago Bulls Blog - ESPN Chicago
- Bulls 92, Pacers 87: Bulls, Rose work on some things, get another win in the process - Blog a Bull
- Bulls say Rose is getting his boost back - Chicago Bulls Blog - ESPN Chicago
- Bulls' 'magic number' down to one after beating Pacers
- Philadelphia 76ers' Evan Turner says he wants to face Chicago Bulls in first round of NBA playoffs - ESPN Chicago
- Magic 102, Bobcats 95: J.J. Redick Bombs Charlotte into Submission, Clinches Sixth Seed for Orlando - Orlando Pinstriped Post
- Orlando Magic: Orlando Magic face the Charlotte Bobcats in a key game to determine NBA playoff positioning - Orlando Sentinel
- Orlando Magic Hedo Turkoglu: Hedo Turkoglu aims to return Thursday night when the Orlando Magic play the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis - Orlando Sentinel