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East playoffs: Edge in even series?

Closer look at Bulls-Sixers and Hawks-Celtics (PER Diem: May 4, 2012)

Updated: May 4, 2012, 1:40 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Evan TurnerRob Grabowski/US Presswire

Welcome to the mystery meat bracket.

While the rest of the postseason has gone largely to form, the quadrant of the bracket containing the Bulls, Celtics, Hawks and 76ers remains in question. Both series are tied at one apiece heading into Friday night's Game 3s, and injuries have scrambled the equation in each.

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