Bulls Vs. Hawks: Kirk Hinrich Ruled Doubtful For Series

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Kirk Hinrich Injury Rules Hawks Guard Doubtful For Bulls Series

Kirk Hinrich suffered a strained hamstring in the Atlanta Hawks' clinching Game 6 against the Orlando Magic on Thursday, and the Hawks announced on Friday that because of the injury Hinrich is listed as doubtful for the team's entire series against the Chicago Bulls, which begins Monday.

Hinrich figured to come in rather handy defending Derrick Rose, the presumptive MVP and the biggest factor in Chicago's otherwise average offense. Without the veteran (and formerly a longtime Bull), Atlanta coach Larry Drew will have to decide whether to thrust Jeff Teague into the starting lineup -- he played nine minutes in the first round -- or start super-sub Jamal Crawford next to Joe Johnson, with Teague filling in off the bench. The Hawks have limited guard options beyond those three.

Marvin Williams could also fill in at shooting guard, preserving Crawford's reserve status without putting too much pressure on Teague. It's a difficult conundrum to start what was already a difficult challenge.

For more on the Hawks, visit Peachtree Hoops and SB Nation Atlanta.

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Bulls Vs. Hawks, NBA Playoff Schedule: Derrick Rose's Next Challenge Begins Monday

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.

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