Entering Game 1, the Philadelphia 76ers knew what they were going up against. While the Chicago Bulls don't boast the star power of the Miami Heat or even the New York Knicks, they are the Eastern Conference's most balanced team, and they showed why they deserve the title of the East's No. 1 seed on Saturday.
The Bulls took down the Sixers 103-91 in a game that was surprisingly chippy and full of streaky shooting from both sides.
The Bulls were certainly the more consistent team on Saturday afternoon, shooting 51.3 percent from the field. Derrick Rose led the Bulls in scoring with 23 points but left the game late in the fourth quarter with an apparent knee injury.
After a Game 1 loss it's time to assess how the key Sixers players performed.