Put away rose-colored glasses

Bulls can't let great regular season deflect attention from flaws exposed in playoffs

Updated: May 28, 2011, 1:06 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- It would be a shame to allow the Bulls' collapse in the Eastern Conference finals to overshadow what turned out to be a surprisingly great season. But it would be worse for the glow of an NBA-best regular-season record to gloss over the team's fundamental flaws.

It was easy to see, despite his and Tom Thibodeau's insistence to the contrary, that Derrick Rose eventually wore down from the enormous load he had to carry.

Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah simply never meshed ...

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