Do you want to see your Eastern Conference champion Chicago Bulls run full bore into the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs? I mean, see it happen live? Then this Friday, April 15, should rank very highly on your personal sports schedule.â†µ
That's the on-sale date for the first two rounds of the postseason, actually. The time: 11 a.m. Specifically, you'll be able to choose from eight possible home games, four from Round One and another four from Round Two. (Limit: Four tickets per game.) Assuming the Bulls do get by the 37-44 Pacers, they'll face the winner of an Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks matchup in that second round.â†µ
As you might expect, avenues for ticket purchase are the United Center box office, Bulls.com, 1-800-4NBA-TIX and Ticketmaster. The playoffs are due to begin Saturday, April 16. Exact dates for the games thereafter are not yet available.â†µ
If you do snag some tix, be sure to wear your red Bulls gear -- or just red clothes in general -- to the games. The team will be promoting a "See Red" playoff campaign in an effort to fill the United Center with crimson during the games. Think of the success the Chicago White Sox had in a similar vein with the "Blackout" campaign during the 2008 playoffs. Plenty of exciting basketball lies ahead this month, Bulls fans!