BASKETBALL - The top seeded Chicago Bulls were eliminated in the first round of the NBA playoffs by the Philadelphia 76ers, the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. It is only the fifth time since the current postseason format was introduced in 1984 that an eighth seeded team has knocked out a top seed.
BASKETBALL - Precisely 26 years ago, in 1986, the Boston Celtics were pretty much the alpha dogs in the NBA and the Chicago Bulls were a group of upstarts. That match in the Boston Garden was an omen of things to come. Click here for a clip of the night on which Michael Jordan scored 63 points in the lion’s den.