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Playoff battles from East to West

Updated: May 2, 2011, 12:28 PM ET
By Amanda Rykoff

NBA: Two more conference semifinals tip tonight, one in the East and one in the West. The top overall seed Chicago Bulls host their first second-round playoff game since 2007 against the Atlanta Hawks (8 p.m., TNT). The Bulls won the season series 2-1 and averaged 16 more points per game than Atlanta. This is the third straight second-round appearance for the Hawks, who hope to avoid a third straight second-round sweep. Atlanta will be without guard Kirk Hinrich for Game 1 and possibly the ...

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