Saturday, April 17, 2010
Bulls Secure Win Over Charlotte Bobcats
The Chicago Bulls secured the final remaining play-off berth in the Eastern Conference.
Derrick Rose scored 27 points as the Bulls secured a 98-89 win over the Charlotte Bobcats to beat the Toronto Raptors to post-season action.
The Raptors had done everything they could as DeMar DeRozan and Andrea Bargnani bagged 24 points apiece in a 131-113 win over the New York Knicks.
Washington completed their season with a 98-97 win over the Indiana Pacers as Cedric Jackson got the clinching three-pointer.
Atlanta beat Cleveland, who were without LeBron James, 99-83 while the Boston Celtics rested several of their big names as they were defeated 106-95 by the Milwaukee Bucks.
Dallas landed an early psychological blow ahead of their play-off meeting with San Antonio by beating the Spurs 96-89 while David West scored 35 points for the New Orleans Hornets as they beat the Houston Rockets 123-115.
There were also wins for Miami and Detroit over New Jersey and Minnesota respectively.
Oklahoma City beat Memphis 114-105 while the Orlando Magic broke the season record for three-pointers in their 125-111 win over Philadelphia, taking their tally to 841.
Golden State beat Portland 122-116 and Phoenix beat the Utah Jazz 100-86.
The Clippers prevailed in the battle of the two Los Angeles sides as they overcame the Lakers 107-91 thanks to Steve Blake's 23 points