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NBA Playoffs 2011: Chicago Bulls First-Round Mid-Term Grades for Key Players

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NBA Playoffs 2011: Chicago Bulls First-Round Mid-Term Grades for Key Players
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The Chicago Bulls are halfway to a first-round series win in the NBA playoffs.

Despite a relentless, persistent attack from the Indiana Pacers, the Bulls have managed to hit shots when the pressure is turned up.

This series has to be a lot more difficult to predict than originally thought. Indiana has played very well on the road and their 37 wins are just a number. Their roster of "Who's that?" has been playing better than some teams with 45-50 wins that are in the postseason.

The series could take a different turn with the shift to Conseco Fieldhouse. These grades could change for each key player by the time the series returns to Chicago...if it does.

Grades are determined subjectively based around what one has done during the regular season and what is expected of them if Chicago is to continue playing basketball into the latter part of spring.

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