The Bulls will enter the playoffs as the 6 seed in the Eastern Conference after their losing streak was extended to four games by the Hornets (117-133).

DeMar DeRozan, who had 17 points in 30 minutes of play, admitted that Charlotte was a better team in this game, saying that the Bulls could not guard their opponents.

“They attacked us. We couldn’t guard them. They had their way,” DeRozan said postgame. “It sucks but that’s what happened. We just got our ass kicked.”