Sixers-Bulls to kick off 2012 NBA Playoffs at 1 on Saturday

It's a quick turnaround from the end of the regular season to the start of the playoffs for both the Sixers and the Chicago Bulls. The two teams, who rested many of their regulars in their season finales on Thursday, will kick off the playoffs at 1 Eastern on Saturday at the United Center in Chicago.

Game 2 will be played in Chicago on Tuesday at 8 Eastern, while games 3 and 4 will be in Philly on Friday, May 4 and on Sunday, May 6. Times for those will be determined.

Should they be necessary, Game 5 will be in Chicago on Tuesday, May 8; Game 6 in Philly on Thursday, May 10 and Game 7 in Chicago on Saturday, May 12. Times for those game also haven't been announced.

Saturday will mark the 10th time in 12 games the Sixers will be playing on the road. They should be well rested though as Thursday in Detroit Andre Iguodala, Elton Brand, Thaddeus Young, Lou Williams and Jrue Holiday all sat out in the loss to the Pistons. Iguodala, Brand and Young all joined the team just before game time, as they were left back in Philadelphia for a couple of days for rest.

More to come.

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