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By the time you read this, the Chicago Bulls will either have won their second-straight game of the playoff series with Detroit Tuesday, May 15, or their 2007 season will have come to a close. At press time, the Bulls are down 3-1 in the best-of-seven series and face elimination in each of the remaining games.
Last Sunday, May 13, the Bulls were in danger of being swept by Detroit; instead, they managed to stay alive by defeating the Pistons in Chicago on Mothers Day. The Bulls came into the game with their backs against the wall after losing the first three games. The team did a collective gut check, and got the must-win at home, 102-87.
According to the National Basketball Association, no team in history has been able to come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series. Bulls fans everywhere are hoping their team can be the first in history to do so. The Bulls will have an uphill battle. To make history, they will have to win the remaining three games on the road.
If a game six is needed, it will be played Thursday night, May 17, in Detroit. If the Bulls can force a deciding game seven, it would be played in Detroit Monday night, May 21.
Doug Halberstadt can be reached via e-mail at Dougster61@aol.com.
from the May 16-22, 2007, issue