The Bulls had no problem with Orlando Monday, beating the Magic 102-84. The better news for the Bulls was the return of both Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson to the lineup. Noah had six points in 14 minutes, while Gibson scored 12 in 21 minutes. Both Noah and Gibson were on a minutes limit.
The Bulls play their regular season finale Wednesday when they host Washington. A Bulls win Wednesday coupled with an Atlanta lose Tuesday or Wednesday will make the Bulls the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and a match-up with Brooklyn. If the Hawks finish ahead of the Bulls, the Pacers will be the Bulls match-up in the 3/6 1st round series. The Bulls hold the tiebreaker with the Hawks.