Curry Out for Season
By Benjy Lipsman in News on Apr 14, 2005 6:30PM
Man, that smarts! Just as Chicagoist is getting all excited about the Bulls in the playoffs, the Bulls announced today that Eddy Curry -- sidelined since March 30 because of an irregular heartbeat -- is out for the remainder of the season, incuding the playoffs. A press conference has been scheduled for 7:00pm this evening to give more details about Curry's situation.
The loss of Curry will clearly be felt in the playoffs. Already without Loul Deng for the rest of the season, the Bulls will lack size and scoring. While they've overcome not having those two on the floor of late, it'll be much more difficult in the playoffs.
Was last night's game a preview of what lay ahead for the Bulls in the playoffs? They lost 93-82 to Washington -- their likely first round opponent. However the final scores obscures the commanding 20+ point lead the Wizards held at times. True, the Bulls also played without Andres Nocioni and Tyson Chandler as well. Nocioni had been suspended for the game for an elbow to Tayshaun Prince's head against Detroit the other night. And Chandler was ejected after playing only 4 minutes. So maybe the Bulls can still get by Washington in the opening round. But a second round match up with Miami will surely be the end of the Bulls' season. Chicagoist wishes Eddy a full recovery, and understands the importance of his health, but we're sure disappointed that the team no longer has the firepower to make a serious playoff run. As we're used to saying in this town, "Wait 'til next year."