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Chicago Bulls top five stories of the week: ready for the Cavs

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This week, the Bulls went through some trials as the Bucks series was less of a 'tune-up' than expected, but they advance to round two and face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Here's 5 people who are very excited:

1. Derrick Rose:

"It could have been anybody. It could have been my mom I would have been happy. I’m just happy to be playing again and be on the court."

2. Tom Thibodeau

3. Mike Dunleavy

We obviously have our work cut out for us. They’ve had a great season. They’ve got plenty of rest; they’ll be ready. We have to go home and get right and head back on the road and see if we can get the series started off right.

4. Pau Gasol

The benefit is we understand what it takes to win playoff games better now; we finally got off to a good start and set the tone...We are going to start on the road. So we are going to have to bring our best game to that series in order to be successful.

5. Joakim Noah

I never thought I’d say this, but I’m very excited to go to Cleveland.

(expect these posts every Friday morning through the playoffs)