Great Bulls season ends on sour note

CHICAGO -- It's the kind of loss a team cannot shake overnight. More than likely it's the kind that lasts for months, perhaps even longer, maybe defines a team in ways it doesn't want to be defined. The Bulls were overpowered in a way that leaves something of a stench on what, in any complete context, was a wonderful season. Yes, it was that bad a loss, to be strong-armed in the final three minutes of an elimination game on their home court when the acknowledged strengths of the team are defense and the will to resist.

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