Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 4/27/12
Tomorrow at noon the #1 vs. #8 Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers playoff series tips off. This first round match-up of the NBA playoffs has a distinctive “homecoming” feel to it. Doug Collins who coached the Bulls for many years in the 1980s as Phil Jackson’s predecessor, was almost signed as the coach again in 2008. The job went to Vinny Del Negro instead; who has since been replaced by Tom Thibodeau. Also returning to Chicago is Sixers point guard Evan Turner, the #2 pick in 2010 out of Ohio State. Turner grew up about five minutes from the United Center. He’s made some good strides in his second season, but gave the Bulls some Bulletin board material when he said the Bulls were a favorable match-up for Philly. We’ll see how it plays out. Sixers analysis: Philly is a group built somewhat disjointed and disfigured. They have no real center, two point guards, their leading scorer is a bench player you probably haven’t heard from- Lou Williams, and they’re overly reliant on And...
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