Apr 2, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) reacts to a play in the second half against the Chicago Bulls at Philips Arena. The Bulls won 105-92. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Joakim Noah: ‘There’s no way in hell we’re going to try and lose games to match up against anybody’

There is a tight race in the middle of the Eastern Conference standings. The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors are slated to get the third and fourth seed while the Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards are in fifth and sixth place respectively. Since the Bulls are 2-1 against the Nets and 0-2 against the Wizards, there is a notion they could try to secure the fourth seed to face the fifth seed Nets instead of the Wizards.

Bulls center Joakim Noah says there is no way the Bulls would tank for playoff seeding.

“We’re just trying to play good basketball,” Noah said, via Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago.com. “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.”


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  • Logan Kuehner

    I would rather them face the Wizards. Wizards have no experience in the playoffs and are a young team. The Bulls would be able to lock them down. The Nets on the other hand know how to compete in the playoffs. Especially that they have Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Plus if we keep the 3rd we will most likely face the Pacers which are having trouble. They play are style do there’s a real chance we make it to the Eastern Conference Finals!