Hawks Vs. Bulls: Atlanta Seeks Playoff Revenge On Derrick Rose, Chicago

It's NBA Playoff rematch time when the Hawks take on the Bulls for the first of two meetings between these teams in the next week.

Set your NBA regular season schedule storyline to revenge. The Bulls eliminated the Hawks in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season, but meet again on Tuesday night with a clean slate in the 2011-12 NBA season. The game is at 8 p.m. ET on NBA TV.

Atlanta enters this matchup having beaten the previously undefeated Heat, a good start to a tough stretch of games in which the Hawks face Miami and Chicago twice each over five games. The Hawks used a zone defense to slow down Miami, while Tracy McGrady heated up for 16 points in 26 minutes off the bench, ensuring that casual NBA fans are aware that he is now playing basketball in Atlanta.


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The Bulls have won three straight games, scoring more than 100 points a contest against the Kings, Clippers and Grizzlies to improve to 5-1 on the season. Chicago will be a little thin at guard as Rip Hamilton is a game-time decision CJ Watson suffered an elbow injury against Memphis.

Where will you be when one of these teams loses its second game of the season, while the other doesn't?

For more on this game, visit our Hawks blog, Peachtree Hoops and SB Nation Atlanta, as well as our Bulls blog, Blog a Bull and SB Nation Chicago.

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