The Chicago Bulls have joined the Miami Heat in the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals, with a trip to the NBA Finals on the line. Miami knocked the reigning East champ Boston Celtics in five games; the Bulls rode past the Atlanta Hawks in six. The Bulls and Heat, both eliminated in the first round a year ago, will meet in a best-of-seven series beginning Monday.
Here's the schedule and TV info. All times are Eastern (ET).
Game 1: Sun., May 15 in Chicago, 8 p.m., TNT
Game 2: Wed., May 18 in Chicago, 8:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3: Sun., May 22 in Miami, 8:30 p.m., TNT
Game 4: Tue., May 24 in Miami, 8:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5: Thu., May 26 in Chicago, 8:30 p.m., TNT
Game 6: Sat., May 28 in Miami, 8:30 p.m., TNT
Game 7: Mon., May 30 in Chicago, 8:30 p.m., TNT
The conference finals definitely mark the most down-tempo period of NBA basketball: the Bulls and Heat play just twice in the first seven days of the series.
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