Cavs Will Battle Bulls in the Playoffs for the First Time Since the Michael Jordan EraThe Chicago Bulls eliminated the Cleveland Cavaliers from the playoffs five times between 1988 and 1994; at first the rivalry was highly competitive--with Chicago winning by 3-2 margins in both 1988 and 1989--but the soon to be three-time NBA Champion Bulls swept the Cavs 4-0 in 1993 and even without Michael Jordan the Bulls swept the Cavs 3-0 in 1994. This year the Cavs will have the opportunity to get at least some symbolic revenge as a 61-21 Cleveland team that finished with the league's best record for the second year in a row faces off against a 41-41 Chicago team that has the worst record of the NBA's 16 playoff participants.
My newest CavsNews.com article analyzes this Eastern Conference first round playoff matchup:
Cavs Will Battle Bulls in the Playoffs for the First Time Since the Michael Jordan Era
posted by David Friedman @ 4:30 PM