Bulls Tie For Best Record

The Bulls had two games left to try and take over the No.1 record in the NBA Tuesday.  With one down and one to go, Chicago went into New York and handed the Knicks there first loss 103-90, since March 26th and snapping their 7 game win streak.

The Bulls were trailing the Knicks in the first half 55-52, but that didn’t last for too long in the third quarter.  Chicago came out of the locker room and went on a 26-2 run, getting their lead back-which they wouldn’t give up after that.

Derrick Rose lead the Bulls with 26 and was followed up by Luol Deng who had a double-double, he put up 23 and grabbed 10 boards.  Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah combined for 27 points and 25 rebounds.

“Our defense has been our key all year,” Deng said. “There’s times where we don’t play like we should, but the majority of the time we’re going to make it hard for the other team.”

The Bulls extend their win streak to 8 games, the game has one game left coming up against the New Jersey Nets in Newark at the Prudential Center Wednesday night at 7pm on Comcast.

Chicago is currently sharing the best record in the NBA with the Spurs who both sit at 61-20.  The team that has the best record will be guaranteed home court throughout the playoffs.  If it comes down to a tie then it is decided by which ever team has more wins against the other through out the season.

The Bulls and Spurs are even with each other 1-1, and they both have the same conference records of 38-13 , in that case-it will be decided with a random drawing by the NBA.

The Bulls will face the Indiana Pacers in the first round Saturday in Chicago at the United Center at noon; the will air on ESPN.