Apr 29, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (34) shoots over Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague (0) during the second half of game one in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena. The Hawks defeated the Celtics 83-74. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE
The NBA playoffs continue on Tuesday. The Hawks will host the Celtics, the Bulls will host the 76ers and the Lakers will host the Nuggets in each respective series' Game 2.
The 2012 NBA playoffs roll merrily along on Tuesday with three more games on the slate, each one being the second game of an opening round.
The first game on the docket is in the Eastern Conference with the Boston Celtics visiting the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks hold a 1-0 lead in the series and are trying to move one step closer to knocking off the Celtics, who surged late in the regular season. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. ET and will air on NBA TV.
Next up is the Philadelphia 76ers taking on the hometown Chicago Bulls. In Game 1, the Bulls coasted to an easy win, but superstar MVP Derrick Rose tore his ACL in the fourth quarter and will be out until next season. The 76ers will try to take advantage of a depleted Bulls squad. The game tips off at 8 p.m. ET and will be televised on TNT.
In the nightcap, the Los Angeles Lakers host the Denver Nuggets. The Lakers had little trouble going up 1-0 in the series opener on Sunday and will try to keep the winning ways rolling on Tuesday night. This game begins at 10:30 p.m. ET and will also air on TNT.
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