Doug Collins wouldn't let on the past couple of days what his starting lineup would be for Game 2 against the Chicago Bulls. It was only moments ago that we found out that Spencer Hawes will be replacing Lavoy Allen as the starting center and Evan Turner will be in the backcourt instead of Jodie Meeks.
Turner played well in his hometown in Saturday's 103-91 loss and Collins talked of needed a playmaker in the lineup against the Bulls, then said that Turner was one of the best he has. Collins is looking for rebounding first and scoring a close second from Hawes. The coach has talked endlessly about needing scoring from his big men against Chicago.
Derrick Rose, who tore his left ACL towards the end of Saturday's game, is in the building and could be on the bench for the Bulls. Coach Tom Thibodeau talked moments ago of the leadership that Rose brings to his team, whether he's playing or not. C.J. Watson will replace Rose in the starting lineup. In his 25 starts for Rose this season the Bulls were 17-8.