Breaking down the Bulls' meltdown

A stunning turn of events ended the Bulls' season Thursday night

Updated: May 27, 2011, 5:38 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- It didn't feel as if the season was slipping away.

The Bulls leading 73-63 after two free throws by Luol Deng with 6:06 remaining in regulation, their fans were in celebration mode, victory stories being constructed, plane reservations to Miami for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals being secured.

Sure, Kurt Thomas missed a 22-footer following a steal by Ronnie Brewer at 5:20 of the fourth quarter. But on the other end, Derrick Rose thwarted a Miami fast break ...

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