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Joakim Noah denies Bulls will deliberately lose

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Chicago Bulls have already clinched a playoff berth with mere weeks remaining in the regular season but now they have a dilemma on their hands. 

Guaranteed a top eight spot, the Bulls now have to try and achieve the highest seeding they can ahead of the post-season. 

However, this may not be the best option for them because of the potential match-ups that may come about because of a higher seeding position. 

Despite this, Joakim Noah believes that his side will fight all the way until the end of the regular season.

“We’re just trying to play good basketball,” Noah told ESPN Chicago. “There’s no way in hell we’re going to try and lose games to match up against anybody.

"I think whatever happens, happens, so we’re just going to keep playing our game, keep winning as much as we can, and then (we) can’t wait for the playoffs.”

The scenario that may cause them the more fear is if they end third in the Eastern Conference before facing Washington Wizards. 

In two games against the team from the capital, the Bulls have lost both comprehensively. This may lead to a bit of apprehension ahead of a potential meeting, but this can be avoided if they end in fourth.

That position would set up a clash against the Brooklyn Nets if the season ended today, and Chicago's 2-1 record against the Nets this season will give them confidence.

 

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