And when the Spurs lost 106-103 to the Phoenix Suns, the Bulls knew they would be beginning their play-off campaign against the Indiana Pacers.
The Miami Heat, who rested several stars including LeBron James, beat the Toronto Raptors 97-79 on the back of Eddie House's career-high 35 points.
The Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks 112-102 with both sides fielding under-strength sides, the Orlando Magic saw off the Indiana Pacers 92-74 in a match-up of two play-off bound teams and the Milwaukee Bucks were 110-106 overtime winners over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Utah Jazz ended their season on a high as Gordon Hayward's career-high 34 points lifted them to a 107-103 win over the Denver Nuggets, while the Atlanta Hawks will take a six-game losing streak into the play-offs after they were defeated 96-85 by the Charlotte Bobcats.
The Dallas Mavericks were 121-89 winners over the New Orleans Hornets, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Sacramento Kings 116-108, the Los Angeles Clippers were 110-103 victors over the Memphis Grizzlies and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-86.