This might be the end of the road for the Chicago Bulls.
The team is currently down 3-1 against the reigning NBA champions, the Milwaukee Bucks.
If they lose Wednesday night’s game, the season is over and the Bulls will officially begin their summer vacation.
However, they will have to secure a victory without the help of two of their biggest stars.
Bulls‘ Alex Caruso is also out tonight vs. Bucks in Game 5 due to concussion protocol. https://t.co/Cecj69B6fA
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 27, 2022
LaVine is out because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols while Caruso is out due to concussion protocols.
These two stars are a huge part of the team’s lineup and losing them is definitely going to sting.
Bulls’ Bumpy Road
The Bulls were once the biggest team in the East and looked like they were on their way to the NBA Finals.
But a slew of problems popped up as the season went on and complicated their plans.
Injuries were huge for Chicago and it seemed like they couldn’t keep a consistent roster because players were entering and leaving again and again.
When the season concluded, they were the sixth seed, a far cry from the top of the standings.
Throughout the first round, Chicago has been inconsistent and sloppy at times.
They haven’t been playing with the same energy and drive they had earlier in the year.
And the Bucks have been able to walk all over them because of that.
The Bulls’ core of players is still very strong and they could come back stronger than ever next season.
But their chances of winning it all this year are almost all gone.