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Curry's Got Heart

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Apr 8, 2005 11:42PM

2005_04_sports_bulls_logo.gifWith all the baseball and NCAA basketball going on, Chicagoist has been neglecting our Bulls of late so it time to get ya'll up to speed.

With their 102-101 win against Orlando Wednesday night, the Bulls have ensured themselves a winning record for the season. They currently sit at 42-32 with 8 games left in the regular season. They are also in place to be the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference, with home court advantage in the first round. That's the good news of late.

2005_04_sports_curry_heart.jpgHowever, there is a dark cloud of sorts hanging over the Bulls. Prior to their March 30th game in Charlotte, Eddy Curry experienced an irregular heartbeat and has been out of the lineup since. After a weekend of additional tests, the prognosis sounded good earlier in the week. Initially expected back in the lineup tonight, Curry is now expected to see specialists in Boston and Minneapolis after test results proved inconclusive. Now, nobody knows how long Curry will be gone. Clearly his health is his and the team's first priority and heart problems can be scary stuff. But he'll be key to any sort of playoff run.

Especially when they'll be without rookie Loul Deng. Only a couple games back from an ankle sprain, Deng injured his wrist March 28 against Memphis and sat out the second half after X-rays were negative. He played in the next two games before deciding to get another opinion about his wrist. That showed torn ligament in his right wrist and meant undergoing season-ending surgery.

Nonetheless, the playoffs are pretty much a certainty and playoff tickets go on sale tomorrow, Saturday April 9. Now that's a reason for Chicagoist to get up early on a weekend!