Re: 2011 Playoffs second round preview of Bulls vs Hawks
Atlanta must take advantage of their athleticism to play chest to chest defense, create turnovers and score in transition to avoid the Bulls' halfcourt defense. Thus the game must be uptempo.
Chicago plays harder and smarter than the Hawks, and their big men will control the inside on offense & defense while Rose wreaks havoc with dribble drives and kick out passes.
The Hawks are on the whole more talented than the Bulls, but the Bulls have Derrick Rose, i.e., the best player in the series, and they play with far more determination and discipline, thanks to Coach Tibs.
Bulls in 5