- Nick Friedell, Chicago Bulls beat reporter
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The Bulls will play the winner of the Atlanta Hawks-Orlando Magic series beginning on Monday at the United Center. Orlando routed Atlanta 101-76 on Tuesday, but still trail 3-2 in the series. Game 6 is Thursday in Atlanta.
The Bulls were 2-1 against the Hawks this season and 3-1 against the Magic, although Dwight Howard missed the most recent game between the two teams during the final weekend of the regular season because he was suspended.
Rose will get plenty of time to rest his sprained left ankle. He played 30 minutes on Tuesday with the injury, scoring 25 points, including 12 in the third quarter.
Nick Friedell covers the Bulls for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.
The Chicago Bulls closed out the Indiana Pacers with a 116-89 victory in Game 5 of their playoff series, advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the first time since 2007.