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ESPN Axes Bulls-Knicks in Exchange for Wizards-Lakers

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“It’s not you, it’s me.” – ESPN (probably)

The television network announced that the Chicago Bulls matchup against the New York Knicks on April 28th will no longer air on its airwaves. Instead, ESPN has opted to broadcast the Washington Wizards battle with the Los Angeles Lakers at 7:30 p.m. CT.

I guess the Bulls’ fight to stay in the play-in picture against the surging New York Knicks, who are coached by the organization’s former head coach and feature Chicago hero Derrick Rose, wasn’t a strong enough storyline to edge out what the Wizards have done lately.

Washington has started to make a pretty compelling push for the 10th seed, winning seven of their last eight games. The Bradley Beal-Russell Westbrook duo offers no lack of offensive firepower, and they already upset the Lakers this season back on February 22nd. Additionally, Anthony Davis is expected to return to the floor tomorrow night against the Dallas Mavericks. I expect he will be on a minute restriction over the first few games, but he still will play an important role in helping the Lakers move up the standings over this final stretch of the season.

Chicago is now left with one nationally broadcasted game, which (unless moved again) will take play on May 7th against the Boston Celtics.



Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is a writer for Bleacher Nation and a human being. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.