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Old 04-26-2012, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default EC PLAYOFFS RD 1 : (1)CHI BULLS vs (8)PHI 76ERS



Derrick Rose
Rip Hamilton
Luol Deng
Carlos Boozer
Joakim Noah


Jrue Holiday
Jodie Meeks
Andre Iguodala
Elton Brand
Nikola Vujevic



CJ Watson
Ronnie Brewer
Kyle Korver
Taj Gibson
Omer Asik


Lou Williams
Evan Turner
Thaddeus Young
Spencer Hawes

Key Matchups:

The one upside PHI has going in to this series is they can play to a standstill one of CHIs biggest advantages, which is their bench. CHIs bench is arguably the best in the NBA, but PHI comes off the bench with 4 guys all capable of putting 15+ points in any particular game.

Derrick Rose and rebounding(as in most cases) will be the key in this series if PHI wants to win games though. I expect Iguodala to shut down Deng as he usually does, so if Jrue Holiday can play decent, and if Rose is still not fully healthy, PHI may actually have a shot at winning a game or two in this series.


CHI in 5. CHI SHOULD receive a bigger test than they may imagine as PHI doesnt match up all that horribly with them, but I think the main internal test for CHI is to try and get the Rose/Hamilton backcourt in stride heading in to the next tough 2 upcoming rounds.
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