Watching the Bulls is a sentence

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Taj Gibson after the Bulls' Game 5 loss to the Wizards.

The sentence that was watching the Bulls die in the postseason:

-- The Bulls made one basket in about 10 minutes from the end of the first quarter into the second.

-- The Bulls were outscored by eight in the first quarter of Game 5 and by 53 total in the series' five first quarters, so about that fast start...

-- The Bulls missed 15 layups in the first three quarters of Game 5.

-- The Bulls missed nine straight shots in the third quarter.

-- The Bulls lost the turnover battle 6-0 in the third quarter.

-- Taj Gibson missed the last eight minutes of the fourth quarter after rolling an ankle in the fourth quarter.

-- Carlos Boozer was useless replacing Gibson.

-- Mike Dunleavy was useless just being Mike Dunleavy.

-- Joakim Noah gimped around with a knee injury that Nene abused for 20 points.

-- Trevor Booker was as relentless as a healthy Noah used to be.

-- D.J. Augustin showed everybody why he was on the street this season.

-- Kirk Hinrich fouled out -- sure, the only guy who could hit a three.

-- The Wizards got six offensive rebounds in the last two minutes of a one-possession game, two of them after missed free throws.

-- The Bulls held the Wizards to 40.5 percent shooting and still lost.

-- The Bulls missed 50 shots.

-- The Bulls lost their sixth straight home playoff game dating to last season.

-- The Bulls lost all three home games in this series, the first two featuring blown double-digit leads.

-- And so, this is officially marks the beginning of Carmelo Anthony season.

-- And Carlos Boozer amnesty season.

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