Charlotte is one of those teams that forgot to tank, although not only are they banged up but their coach has already been preemptively fired by Jay Mariotti's favorite executive.
The Bobcats have won 6 out of their last 8 games, although against nobody particularly good or healthy. There is reason to believe they're currently better than their record, because Emeka Okafor is healthy after missing a significant portion of the the season. However Gerald Wallace may be out, which would be nice.
I'm trying to come up with more reasons to believe this is a 'trap' game....in reality the Bulls should win handily, it's not like they don't know the ramifications of losing out on the #2 seed.