The matchup is set. The Bulls nabbed the No. 5 seed and will face the fourth-seeded Nets in the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs. This was the series I was hoping for, because the Nets are frauds and the Bulls have fared well against them this season despite playing with half a roster most of the time. Although Deron Williams has been playing really great of late and Joakim Noah looks like a shell of himself, so that's a bit concerning.
There will be plenty of time to analyze the series (and rip the Nets) in the coming few days, but for now, here's the series schedule via Bulls.com. The Bulls will open in Brooklyn this Saturday at 7 p.m. CT. No word yet if God will clear Derrick Rose to play.
Game 1: Saturday, April 20 in Brooklyn at 7 p.m. on ESPN and CSN Chicago
Game 2: Monday, April 22 in Brooklyn at 7 p.m. on TNT and CSN Chicago
Game 3: Thursday, April 25 in Chicago at 7:30 p.m. on NBA TV and CSN Chicago
Game 4: Saturday, April 27 in Chicago at 1 p.m. on TNT and CSN Chicago
Game 5 (if necessary): Monday, April 29 in Brooklyn at TBD on National TBD and CSN Chicago
Game 6 (if necessary): Thursday, May 2 in Chicago at TBD on National TBD and CSN Chicago
Game 7 (if necessary): Saturday, May 4 in Brooklyn at TBD on National TBD and CSN Chicago
Early prediction that's sure to change: Bulls in 6 and plenty of Bogans bricks (that second part won't change)