The Chicago Bulls concluded the 2013-14 campaign with a 48-34 record—which enabled them to secure home-court advantage through the first round of the playoffs. Unfortunately, their postseason run ended abruptly as they fell to the Washington Wizards in five games.
For Bulls fans, this meant watching their beloved hardwood heroes lose in the first round of the playoffs for the second time in three seasons. And if you stretch the time span back a few more years, this early exit marks the fourth time in six seasons that the Bulls have been eliminated in the opening round.
But if you thought the 75-69 loss to the Wizards in the series finale was the team’s greatest playoff disappointment, think again. Here is a look back at some of Chicago’s worst playoff losses over the past 10 years.
Please note: the list on the following slides are in order according to margin of defeat.