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NBA Playoffs Game Thread: Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers, Game 4

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April 23, 2011 - 2:30PM EST
Conseco Fieldhouse
Radio: 93.1FM WIBC TV: TNT
Probable starters:
Derrick Rose PG Darren Collison
Keith Bogans SG Paul George
Luol Deng SF Danny Granger
Carlos Boozer PF Tyler Hansbrough
Joakim Noah C Roy Hibbert

This is it for the Indiana Pacers. They head into Game 4 today against the Chicago Bulls with no more tomorrows on the schedule.

Since Game 5 remains "if necessary" the Pacers are going to have to put for the necessary effort along with improving their execution to keep the season on life support and move it back to Chicago for another crack at the Bulls.

The Bulls' motivation should come from the extended rest they are looking at if they can complete the sweep today since they'll be waiting on the Orlando/Atlanta series to finish which will likely take another week.

But forget the Bulls. Today is about the Pacers maintaining the effort and intensity they've shown in the first three games and finishing strong. Win or lose today, what we see out of this team will leave a lasting impression. Let's hope it is a positive one.

Here is the Pacers.com preview. I can't wait for this game to start just so we can quit hearing the gooey soft Chicago fans and a few even softer members of the Chicago media complaining about big, bad Jeff Foster and his two measly playoff fouls. Enjoy the W's, people.

For a Chicago perspective, check out Blog A Bull.

Leave your thoughts and observations on the game in the comments. After the jump a few links of interest to peruse while waiting for the game to tip off.