The Chicago Bulls now know their next opponent in the 2011 NBA Playoffs: the Atlanta Hawks, who knocked off the favored Orlando Magic 4-2 to move into the second round for the third straight season. The Bulls got by the Indiana Pacers 4-1 despite a series of close games; the Hawks-Magic series was also tightly contested.
The Bulls will host the Hawks in Game 1 on Monday. The full series schedule is below.
Game 1: Mon., May 2 in Chicago, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 2: Wed., May 4 in Chicago, 7 p.m., TNT
Game 3: Fri., May 6 in Atlanta, Time TBD, ESPN
Game 4: Sun., May 8 in Atlanta, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 5: Tue., May 10 in Chicago, Time TBD, TNT
Game 6: Thu., May 12 in Atlanta, Time TBD, ESPN
Game 7: Sun., May 15 in Chicago, Time TBD, TNT
After the way the Bulls' offense struggled against Indiana and how beautifully Atlanta defended Orlando's guards, those first two games will be very interesting to watch. For more Bulls analysis, check out Blog-a-Bull and SB Nation Chicago. For more on the Hawks, visit Peachtree Hoops and SB Nation Atlanta.