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2012 NBA Playoffs, 76ers Vs. Bulls Game 1: Game Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers travel to face the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the first round in the NBA Playoffs at 1:00 p.m. ET at the United Center. The Sixers earned the No. 8 playoff seed after finishing with a 35-31 record in the Atlantic Division.

The Sixers are getting the matchup they wanted according tweets and commentary by guard Evan Turner.

"I think we compete well against Chicago." said Turner.

"We match up better with them." he later tweeted

The Sixers were hot on the road, closing out the regular season with wins in four of their last five contests. Louis Williams remains the Sixers most aggressive scorer averaging 14.9 points in only 26 minutes played per game. The Sixers will look to defend against Derek Rose who has been slowed by a groin injury since March.

For more on the Sixers, check out the SB Nation blog Liberty Ballers.