As far as history is concerned, the No 8 seed beat the No 1 seed; something that does not happen very often at all. In reality, the Philadelphia 76ers barely managed to beat a severely depleted Bulls team.
The Chicago Bulls were supposed to be championship contenders this season. They were supposed to be in the road to their first title since the Jordan days. Even with the injuries that kept Derrick Rose out for chunks of the season the Bulls were still able to earn the best record in the league.