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NBA Playoffs Game Thread: Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls, Game 1

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37-45 62-20
April 16, 2011 - 1:00PM EST
United Center
Radio: 93.1FM WIBC TV: ESPN
Probable starters:
Darren Collison PG Derrick Rose
Paul George SG Keith Bogans
Danny Granger SF Luol Deng
Tyler Hansbrough PF Carlos Boozer
Roy Hibbert C Joakim Noah

The Indiana Pacers and the Chicago Bulls tip off the NBA playoffs this afternoon at the United Center.

If the Pacers are going to shock the NBA and sneak a W out of the UC in one of the first two games, this is the one to get. A lunch-time crowd, expecting a Bulls' blowout shouldn't be as boisterous as usual and if the Pacrs can play well that crowd should be more apt to be taken out of the game.

As usual, we're hoping the Dr. Jekyll Pacers show up and give themselves a chance to win the game in the fourth quarter.

Playoffs! Let's go!

Here's the Pacers.com preview.

For the Chicago perspective, check out Blog A Bull.

Leave your thoughts and observations in the comments. Also, after the jump, a few links of interest.