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The first game of the 2012 NBA playoffs will feature the team with the best record in the East, the Bulls, against a team who just hung on to reach the playoffs, the 76ers. Derrick Rose is healthy, and that should make for a short playoff run for Philadelphia. Derrick Rose is back healthy for the Bulls, which should spell doom for the 76ers. (Photo by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA via Wikimedia Commons) Bulls-76ers Series Preview Chicago finished tied with San Antonio for the best record in the NBA at 50-16. Derrick Rose only appeared in 39 of the 66 games this season, but that did not seem to hurt the Bulls at all. Guys like C.J. Watson and John Lucas were able to step in and hold down the point guard position during Rose’s absence. A key player for the Bulls during their presumed long playoff run will be Rip Hamilton. He only played in 28 games this season, but he started every single one of those 28. He only averaged 11.6 points per game, and he can really take some press...
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