The Bulls' successes this season against the best teams in the NBA have been documented, and only make their inability to make the playoffs all the more baffling.
Those playoffs saw its number of teams dwindled down to two after the Warriors knocked off the Thunder in Game 7 Monday night in Oakland.
That means it'll be a rematch, as expected, between Steph Curry and the Warriors against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Bulls, like all but nine teams this regular season, lost all their games against Curry's Warriors, which set an NBA record by going 73-9.
But the Bulls had quite a bit of success against James and the Cavs, winning their of their four matchups.
That gave them a 3-3 record against the two teams competing in this year's Finals (they were a combined 6-0 against the runner-ups in either conference, Toronto and Oklahoma City).
That's significant, as only one other team (Detroit) had a combined record .500 or better against the conference champions.
Here's a look at how the 28 eliminated teams fared against the Cavs and Warriors this season.
Only four teams beat both Golden State and Cleveland this season: Detroit, Boston, Portland and Milwaukee.
The Bulls' average point differential against the two finalists was -6.0, tied for eighth best in the NBA.
The Bulls had myriad issues against the cellar dwellers - their 9-3 record against the NBA's final four teams was the same as their 9-3 record against the NBA's worst five teams - but they held their own against the game's elite.