The Chicago Bulls almost pulled off a big comeback but the Miami Heat ruined their plans.
Jimmy Butler and the rest of the Heat would not allow it.
After the 102-91 game, many fans reacted to the Bulls getting eliminated from this year’s playoffs.
With the loss to the Heat, the Chicago Bulls are eliminated from playoff contention. pic.twitter.com/WCAk9Y6F5a
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 15, 2023
Many fans attacked Patrick Beverley, who claimed he wanted to take the Los Angeles Lakers out of the playoffs.
Really cant wait to hear Pat Bev feedback on playing with Lavine n Derozan after he’s moved on (if he does)
— Ol’KingCo (@Numba25_) April 15, 2023
— Smooth Operator (@Fats_Aldridge) April 15, 2023
— RI 1/17 (@0309_18) April 15, 2023
Others simply said that they need to blow it up and start rebuilding.
Bulls once again can’t get the job done
— ♈️ 💎ÐÂ $ĦØЩ$ƚØPPЄR 🏆🌐 (@LexAnderson_WS) April 15, 2023
They need to fire Donovan, he benches players when they get hot and that costs them games they could’ve won and his rotations are hot garbage
They got some good defenders in Caruso, Pat Bev, PWill and Coby but others gotta step up especially Vooch
— j (@JSwag_02) April 15, 2023
The Bulls made the playoffs last season and were easily eliminated by the then-defending champion Milwaukee Bucks.
This season, things were worse for them, barely making it to the play-in tournament.
DeMar DeRozan finished the game with 26 points, while Zach LaVine struggled with 15 points.
They have a lot of questions to answer this offseason.
The Bulls had big expectations ahead of this campaign, but they struggled a lot to get things going.
DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine, Coby White and others will probably leave the squad this offseason, as this team is going nowhere.
Chicago keeps looking to get the right pieces to compete like Michael Jordan and Co. did.
They found a good generation with Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and a young Jimmy Butler, but they couldn’t win a championship.
Perhaps blowing it up and starting fresh can give them the chance to compete again.
Now, the playoffs start and the Bulls will watch them at home, lamenting the way their season went.NEXT: NBA Fans React To Patrick Beverley's Dig At Raptors