The Atlanta Hawks dispatched the Orlando Magic from the NBA playoffs last night with a low-scoring 84-81 win. That gives them a date with the Bulls in the second round, starting on Monday at the United Center.â†µâ†µ
The NBA today announced game tipoff times and TV network information for the first four games of the series. Local coverage will be on CSN Chicago (or CSN Chicago Plus; check back here to SB Nation Chicago on the day of the game for the specific channel carrying the game).â†µâ†µ
Here are the dates, game times and national TV channels for the first four games in the Bulls vs. Hawks series. All times Central.â†µâ†µ
Monday, May 2: at the United Center, 7 p.m., TNTâ†µâ†µ
â†µWednesday, May 4: at the United Center, 7 p.m., TNT
â†µFriday, May 6: at Atlanta, 6 p.m., ESPN
â†µSunday, May 8: at Atlanta, 7 p.m., TNT
Here are the dates for the "if necessary" games: Game 5, Tuesday, May 10 at the UC (TNT); Game 6, Thursday, May 12 at Atlanta (ESPN); Game 7, Sunday, May 15 at the UC (TNT). Game times for those three would be announced if and when the games are made necessary.