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Bulls faces Pacers, hope for deep playoff run

Dominant during the regular season, Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls are in unfamiliar territory as the playoffs begin.

Expectations are soaring, and it's not hard to see why.

All the Bulls did was post the best record in the league at 62-20 and secure homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs. They meet the Indiana Pacers in a first-round series starting Saturday, and anything less than a deep run would be a big disappointment.

The Bulls are heavy favorites this time after back-to-back 41-win seasons and first-round playoff exits, and Rose is curious to see how it all plays out. He says the Bulls are taking a business-as-usual approach as they prepare for a Pacers team that went 37-45 and changed coaches during the season.