Bulls keep catching breaks in playoffs

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Could the stars have aligned any better for the Bulls? After dealing with injuries all season, Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson, Jimmy Butler and Mike Dunleavy all were ready to go for the start of the NBA Playoffs.

In the first round, the Bulls were able to dispatch a pesky Bucks team, which was missing its young star, Jabari Parker.

The Cavs, the Bulls’ second-round opponent, suffered a double whammy when Kevin Love went down to a shoulder injury and J.R. Smith was suspended for two games for hitting Jae Crowder.

If the Bulls get by the Cavs they’ll play either the Hawks or Wizards in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Hawks suffered a huge setback when they lost top defender Thabo Sefolosha.

Now comes word Wizards’ star John Wall is seriously banged up.

Out West, Clippers’ leader Chris Paul is nursing a sore hamstring.

Meanwhile, the Warriors have gone pretty much unscathed this season, but if the Bulls advance, Steph Curry had better be careful crossing the street.


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