TV: WCIU, NBA TV, DTV: 216
Small forward Luol Deng is questionable; point guard Mike Conley is probable, and superstar Derrick Rose is up a poop creek with a broken paddle. The Grizzlies will struggle to keep the Bulls off the board in this one, and it should be a resounding victory with probably a fifteen rebound effort from hairy center Joakim Noah. The Griz are favored at home (-5), but just have a feeling about this one and honestly have real trouble betting against Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau in the regular season unless it is LeBron James playing him. It will be interesting to see if the head coach uses a different lineup in the first quarter after the loss in the latest game.
“When we broke the lineup, it got away from us,” Thibodeau said after the loss.
Do not let him fool you though; the Bulls will come to play and even if they lose it still should be a close match. Also, for any Bulls fans out there still thinking that Rose is going to come back, just let it go okay? If it happens, then take it as a pleasant surprise. For the moment though, just let it go.
One more preview coming your way today, and then going to go have lunch with the sis because family is important folks! Go get it.