Bulls begin Round Two of playoffs against Atlanta tonight

May 2, 2011

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Atlanta's Kirk Hinrich attempts to block a shot by the Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose in a game earlier this year.

The Chicago Bulls begin Round Two of the playoffs Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks. The Bulls went 2-and-1 against the Hawks during the regular season.

One key to the game is the health of the Bulls. Carlos Boozer is reported to have turf toe. Derrick Rose played Game 5 against the Indiana Pacers with a sprained ankle.

Another key is how the Bulls will stack up against two of their own former players who now play for the Hawks. Kirk Hinrich was with the team for seven seasons. Jamal Crawford played for the Bulls for four years in the early 2000s.

The winner of this series will go on to play either the Boston Celtics or the Miami Heat, the two and three seeds in the Eastern Conference.