The Bulls thrilled the NBA last season with their seven-game series against then-defending champion Boston, but they have a different monster staring them down this April.
You may have heard of him, his name is LeBron James (pictured).
The Cavs superstar leads a loaded team that features All-Stars Mo Williams, Shaquille O'Neal, and Antawn Jamison. This is a team that can beat you a lot of ways.
The Bulls on the other hand are limping to the finish line, after having secured their ticket to the postseason only 24 hours ago.
The well-rested Cavs had their No. 1 seed clinched while the Bulls were overextending themselves down the stretch to sneak into the show.
Not that it matters much. The Cavs (and LeBron) are too powerful for a 41-41 Chicago ballclub.
Key Cavalier: James
The best player on the planet, who came close to averaging a triple-double this season, still covets a championship ring.
He won't get one against the Bulls, but he will help eliminate them, probably in four games.
Key Bull: Joakim Noah
While Derrick Rose is the straw that stirs the drink for the Bulls, Noah's intensity cannot be matched and his will to win is impressive to say the least.
He came on strong last year against Boston in the playoffs, and rode that momentum into a very improved 2009-10 season.
He'll need to hit the glass, defend Cleveland's bigs well, and chip in offensively if the Bulls want to make any noise.
Prediction: Cavs in four
Too much LeBron and company for the tired Bulls to handle.
Plus, Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro will probably be checking over his shoulder during the games to make sure GM John Paxson isn't about to slug him; can't win in the playoffs doing that.