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Afternoon Box Score: Hawks' Fate Lies With Stars, Bulls Continue Dominance

By Angie Wiatrowski in News on Apr 10, 2011 8:30PM

Blackhawks 3, Red Wings 4

All they needed was one point; now the Blackhawks must shoot for the Stars (well, more like against) in order to make a return to the playoffs after a 4-3 loss to Detroit. If the Minnesota Wild beat the Dallas Stars on Sunday night, or the game goes into a shootout, the Blackhawks will have their playoff berth.

Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford saved 27 of 31 shots on goal and Chicago outshot Detroit 36-31.

Michael Frolik, Brent Seabrook, and Duncan Keith each had goals in the nail-biting rematch. Ironic isn’t it how the Hawks beat the No. 3 playoff seed ‘Wings 4-2 Friday, giving a glimpse of hope for Sunday but now they must sit, wait, and root for the Wild.

Bulls 102, Magic 99

Derrick Rose had 39 points and 5 assists and Luol Deng scored 15 as the Bulls gave the Orlando Magic a run for their money in a 102-99 victory Sunday afternoon. It’s no surprise that the top-seeded Bulls are taking the rest of the regular season as seriously as the beginning, winning their seventh consecutive game for the 19th time in 21 games.

Orlando was missing center Dwight Howard, who was serving a second suspension after his 18th technical foul. Orlando is 1-3 without Howard.

As if the top seed isn’t enough, the Bulls are even closer to finishing with the NBA’s best record, granting home court advantage throughout the playoffs. The Bulls will wrap up the regular season in New York Tuesday then host New Jersey Wednesday for the final game of the regular season.