The good news is that the Chicago Bulls have clinched their first playoff spot since 2017.
The bad news is that the Bulls still have a long way to go to match the elite teams in the NBAas evidenced by a 127-106 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks at the United Center on April 5.
The Bulls made the playoffs after the Orlando Magic upended the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier in the night, The Chicago Tribune noted.
Zach LaVine was sidelined for the night for ongoing management of his left knee injury, so DeMar DeRozan shouldered most of the production for the Bulls offenseand scored 40 points.
Brook Lopez scored a season-high 28 points for Milwaukee, who completed a four-game season sweep of the Bulls, according to ESPN.
Chicago next hosts the Boston Celtics on Wed., April 6.