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76ers see Kyle Korver as offensive key for Bulls

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Derrick Rose was undeniably the Bulls' most important player--particularly on the offensive end.

But with Rose out for the playoffs and likely part of next season, who will emerge to take over that role? Likely no one. As the Bulls have said in the days since the Rose injury, they'll look to replace Rose with a number of people.

But that doesn't mean the 76ers won't key in on certain players in tonight in Game 2 of their first-round series with the Bulls.

Sharp-shooter Kyle Korver as a key to the Bulls' offensive success going forward. With Rose, Tom Thibodeau put a premium on Korver's ability to spread the floor because teams always have to account for him. That becomes even more important with Rose out.

"They've seen every type of scheme defensively from guys trying to keep Korver off the three-point line," Andre Iguodala said. "Their main focus, when he's in the game, is let's get Kyle shots because if Kyle gets it going it will open it up for another guy and he will open it up for another guy. It's kind of like a chain reaction."

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