Bulls on the Brink of Elimination

Rajon Rondo's absence is giving the Bulls and extra amount of pressure.



With a cast on his right thumb, Chicago Bulls' Rajon Rondo, center sits on the bench during the first quarter in Game 3 of the team's NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics in Chicago, Friday, April 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The Chicago Bulls are currently watching their season slip through their hands as they watched their 2-0 series lead against the Celtics vanish and become a 3-2 deficit. The absence of Rajon Rondo has been a key reason for the Bulls recent string of losses. So far, the Bulls are undefeated in the playoffs with Rondo in the lineup, they have not won any games without his veteran presence. They have lost the past two games by nine points, while getting blown out in game three at the United Center.

The Bulls play on Friday, April 28 with their first elimination game in the playoffs. If they look to knock off the one seeded Celtics, they must play their best basketball that they have played all year. Rondo has been confirmed to miss game six, but he may return for the final game in Boston.

“I would really like to see the Bulls advance in the playoffs,” senior Anthony Galante said. “I hope they can shape up their game and become a dominant threat in the Eastern Conference.”