The Chicago Bulls hope to make quick work of the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs, and they'll get an opportunity to burst out of the gate with the league's first postseason game. The Bulls, who on Wednesday claimed the top record in the NBA, host the Pacers Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN.
If Chicago sweeps, the series could be over as soon as a week from Saturday. But Indiana will be pressing to stretch it out and get back to Chicago for a Game 5 on April 26.
Here's the full schedule:
Game 1: Sat., April 16 in Chicago, 1 p.m ET, ESPN
Game 2: Mon., April 18 in Chicago, 9:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3: Thu., April 21 in Indiana, TBD, NBA TV
Game 4: Sat., April 23 in Indiana, TBD, TNT
Game 5: Tue., April 26 in Chicago (if needed)
Game 6: Thu., April 28 in Indiana (if needed)
Game 7: Sat., April 30 in Chicago (if needed)
Be sure to check out our Bulls vs. Pacers preview.