TV: FS-Arizona, WGN, DTV: 307, 686, 758
Point guards Eric Bledsoe and Derrick Rose will not play in this one (which is a shame), and it appears that power forward Carlos Boozer is questionable as well. The Suns amazingly are favored (-1) , despite being on the road and this really tells you what the relationship between the West and Eastern conference is. The Bulls won their latest match, and we will have to see if they can carry momentum into this one at the United Center. It will be their defense that sets the tone though, so that will be a key thing to keep an eye on.
“We have a core of guys that understand it and are really good at it,” Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said after the latest win. “We know if we defend and rebound and keep our turnovers down, we’re going to be in a position to win. Right now, when you’re short-handed, that’s really what you have to do. It’s also what you have to do in every game, even when you’re completely healthy.”
Yeah, it sounds like the Bulls are settling in quite nicely into their system so would pick them to cover the spread in this one if you were looking for a pick either way on it.
No Prep today, but because a lot of you are snowed in will hit you with a lot of previews today.