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NBA Playoffs Game Thread: Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls, Game 5

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April 26, 2011 - 8:00PM EST
United Center
Radio: 93.1FM WIBC TV: TNT
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 are set for their second do-or-die game tonight when they take on the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.

Frank Vogel has his team thinking big heading into the game tonight, reportedly saying today that "we feel like if we win tonight we'll win the series."

Let's just hope the Pacers stick to the task at hand tonight and don't look ahead. That shouldn't be a problem since there isn't actually anything to look forward to if they don't win tonight.

Derrick Rose took part in Chicago's shootaround today and appears set to go with his ankle feeling better than yesterday. The UC should be amped up even more than usual with the locals fired up for the Chicago Blackhawks playing in a Game 7 at Vancouver starting at 10:00PM. Wouldn't want it any other way. Should be fun.

Here's the 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.