PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 10: Andre Iguodala #9 and Spencer Hawes #00 of the Philadelphia 76ers walk off the court after a 79-78 win over the Chicago Bulls in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center on May 10, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

2012 NBA Playoffs, Bulls Vs. 76ers: Chicago's Season Ends With 79-78 Defeat

The Chicago Bulls' season ends in agonizing fashion as free throws are the deciding factor in a 79-78 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

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What To Watch This Summer Now That The Bulls Are Done: An SB Nation Chicago Roundtable

The SB Nation Chicago staff discuss what they are looking forward to watching now that the Blackhawks and Bulls have both been eliminated from their respective playoff.

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Chicago Bulls Notebook: An Obituary

The Chicago Bulls saw their season come to an end in the first round of the NBA Playoffs on Thursday night with a 79-78 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 6. SB Nation Chicago editor Ricky O'Donnell would rather remember the good times.

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Are The Bulls Finished? An SB Nation Chicago Roundtable

The Chicago Bulls face elimination tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 at the United Center. Can Chicago win without Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah?

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NBA Playoffs 2012: Bulls On Brink Of Elimination After Game 4 Loss In Philly (Chicago Bulls Notebook)

The Chicago Bulls are a game away from elimination after losing Game 4 to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday afternoon. SB Nation Chicago editor Ricky O'Donnell examines the swift nature of the Bulls' downfall.

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Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich To Win Coach Of The Year, According To Report

In a likely surprise to Chicago Bulls fans, coach Tom Thibodeau will not earn his second straight Coach of the Year award -- that honor will belong to San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, according to Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News:

Both Popovich and Thibodeau led their teams to the best record in the NBA at 50-16. While Thibodeau navigated significant injuries to SG Richard Hamilton and PG Derrick Rose, Popovich overcame a 26-13 start to post a 24-3 record through the end of the season with two double-digit winning streaks.

For more on this game, stick with SB Nation Chicago. For more on the Bulls, head over to Blog a Bull. Additional Spurs analysis can be found at Pounding the Rock. For more news, notes and analysis from around the NBA, visit SB Nation's NBA news hub.

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NBA Playoffs 2012: The Chicago Bulls' Adjusted Expectations (SB Nation Chicago Roundtable)

Before Game 2 tips off tonight, the SB Nation Chicago crew got together to discuss how they're handling the harsh reality that the Chicago Bulls will play the remainder of this postseason without star guard Derrick Rose.

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Chicago Bulls Notebook: Derrick Rose's Torn ACL Kills Hopes And Dreams

Derrick Rose tore his ACL late in the fourth quarter of the Chicago Bulls' 103-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers to open the playoffs. It's a devastating development for the Bulls, who just lost a golden opportunity at winning a championship.

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Derrick Rose Injury: Bulls Star Has Torn ACL, Will Miss Remainder Of Season

Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls went down grabbing his left knee with 1:10 remaining in the fourth quarter of Chicago's 103-91 victory on Saturday afternoon against the Philadelphia 76ers in the opening game of the first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs. The official word has come in and it's the worst case scenario for Chicago. Rose has torn his ACL and will miss the rest of the season.


Related: Chicago Bulls Notebook: Back-2-Back Regular Season Champs

Rose had 23 points, nine assists and nine rebounds at the time of the injury. A debate will rage whether coach Tom Thibodeau was justified in leaving Rose in the game with Chicago up 12 and barely over a minute left.

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Derrick Rose Injury: Bulls Guard Lands Awkwardly On Knee, Has To Be Helped Off Court (VIDEO)

The Chicago Bulls were cruising to a decisive victory against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of the team's first round playoff series until the mood changed abruptly when star guard Derrick Rose went down with a knee injury. Chicago was up by 12 points with just over a minute remaining when Rose went down. He had to be helped off the court and into the locker room. Here's the video:

Here's Rose's reaction in .gif form.

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Chicago did escape with a 103-91 victory, though Rose's injury will certainly hang over everything. If the injury is as bad as it looks, the Bulls are in deep trouble.

For more on this game, stick with SB Nation Chicago. For more on the Bulls, head over to Blog a Bull. Additional 76ers analysis can be found at Liberty Ballers. For more news, notes and analysis from around the NBA, visit SB Nation's NBA news hub.

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