Bulls clinch playoff spot with 112-73 blowout of Nets

PATRICK ROSE, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 25 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the depleted Brooklyn Nets 112-73 in the regular-season finale to clinch an Eastern Conference playoff spot on Wednesday.

Paul Zipser added a career-high 21 points off the bench as Chicago took advantage of a short-handed Brooklyn lineup to secure its first playoff appearance under coach Fred Hoiberg.

The Bulls will play the Boston Celtics in round one of the NBA playoffs this weekend. The schedule and information about purchasing tickets to Round One of the NBA playoffs are found here.  Get more information about the Bulls here.

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