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Even Thibodeau can't work miracles

Bulls' efforts at far less than full strength are admirable, but won't win in NBA

Updated: May 3, 2013, 2:15 AM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- They fought and struggled with every breath in their busted and wheezing bodies because this has become their overriding strength, their personality. This, over the last three seasons, is what their coach has convinced them they have to do. Tom Thibodeau stood in his familiar spot outside the Chicago Bulls locker room an hour before the game and said things that make no sense to the average person, stuff about "next man up" and "we have enough" despite being preposterously short-handed. ...

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