Apr 29, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21), center Joakim Noah (13), guard D.J. Augustin (14) and forward Mike Dunleavy (34) huddle against the Washington Wizards in game five in the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NBA Playoffs: Why The Chicago Bulls Lost Game 5


The Chicago Bulls season has come to an end. For as high as Bulls fans hopes were at the beginning of their first round series with the Bulls is about as low as Bulls fans were feeling as they watched their beloved team walk off the United Center court for the last time this season after a 75-69 loss to the Washington Wizards.

For the last time this season, Da Windy City takes a look at why the Bulls lost their latest game.

No Offense

With the exception of Mike Dunleavy in Game 3 and Taj Gibson in Game 4, the Bulls have had no offense this entire series. Though, that should really come as no surprise considering the Bulls were one of the worst offensive teams this season.

Though, there was some irony. In what was a rare sight, Bulls forward Carlos Boozer saw playing time in the fourth quarter. Boozer tried to start a fourth quarter rally in what turned out to be false hope. Ironically, with Boozer likely having played his last game with the Bulls, false hope is the perfect way to describe his tenure with the team.

28 points. In the final two quarters of the game, the Bulls only scored 28 points.

Nene Hilario Returned 

Throughout the entire series, Nene Hilario gave the Bulls’ defense fits. Nene returned in game 5 after being suspended for game 4 and continued his dominance over the Bulls.

Nene was 10-of-17 shooting on Tuesday while scoring 20 points. As was the case the whole series, the Bulls had no answer for Nene.

 

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