CHICAGO -- There was a revival in the United Center and it had nothing to do with The Return.
As expected rapper Waka Flocka Flame's Twitter prediction of a Derrick Rose return proved hollow. The only thing that returned on this late March evening was the Bulls' outsized sense of pride and that once-familiar feeling of extinguishing the Miami Heat -- in the regular season, at least.
The atmosphere was unusually charged for a regular season game. It's not every day you can see the Chicago Bulls win their third straight game, matching a very sad season high, and clinch a playoff berth, right?
That's what everyone came for, wasn't it? Not the fate of Miami Heat's epic 27-game winning streak.