Monday, May 2, on TNT
Wednesday, May 4, on TNT
Friday, May 6, on ESPN
Sunday, May 8, TBD
Tuesday, May 10, on TNT
Thursday, May 12, on ESPN
Sunday, May 15, on TNT
Game times to be announced.
Obviously, the Bulls will have homecourt advantage over either the Hawks or Magic. That means Games 1, 2, 5 (if necessary) and 7 (again if necessary) will be in Chicago.
In case anyone is wondering which team I would rather the Bulls face, here’s the answer:
The primary reason being there isn’t anyone on that team the Bulls can’t stop. Conversely, I’m not sure they would be able to shut down Dwight Howard, unless David Stern lets them use a tank. Unlikely.
Of course, in the final analysis, I’m more worried about the Bulls than who they face. Derrick Rose (ankle) and Carlos Boozer (turf toe) need to be healthy, and the team must play better than they did against the Pacers. Particularly on offense. Hopefully their first round struggles will turn out to be one of those “rally the troops” experiences.