The Chicago Bulls' season is over after losing 79-78 to the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night in Game 6 of their seven-game series. The Bulls looked like they were on their way to forcing a Game 7 late in the fourth quarter, but free throws proved be the deciding factor in the game's final seconds.
With the chance to put it away late, the Bulls simply didn't come through. Leading 78-75 with 25 seconds left, the Bulls allowed Thaddeus Young to knock down an easy jumper to trim the lead to one point. Needing to foul, the Bulls somehow put the ball in the hands of Omer Asik:
Easily one of the team's worst free throw shooters, Asik promptly missed both shots to give Philadelphia a clear opportunity to put away the game, and the series.
Now down just one point with seven second remaining, Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala raced down the court after Asik's second missed free throw without ever being stopped, eventually getting fouled at the basket by Asik. With the game on the line, Iguodala knocked down both free throws to give the 76ers the lead with 2.2 seconds remaining.
The Bulls couldn't pull of the miracle buzzer-beater, and now they'll have the entire summer to wonder what this season might have looked like if it weren't for those darn injuries.
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