Not so fast.
The Sixers embarrassed the Rose-less Bulls on their home floor in Game 2, tying the best-of-seven series at a game apiece, and raising questions as to whether Chicago can overcome the loss of their All-Star point guard.
The Bulls did a good job of surviving the regular season and coming away with the No. 2 seed in the East. But although they temporarily put a stop to what could have been an endless free fall, when push comes to shove, Chicago isn't quite primed to continue on without the reigning MVP.
Tuesday's loss proved that.