The Chicago Bulls look to keep their hot streak burning as they go up against the Denver Nuggets tomorrow night at 7 PM EST at the United Center. Chicago has won their last four games, and with the intensity they have been showing on the court so far, it does not look like they are going to get a loss for a while.
There’s no dispute that the year hasn’t turned out the way fans expected with Derrick Rose‘s season-ending injury last November, but the Bulls have kept their guard up and stayed alive. Chicago is currently three games above .500, standing at a respectable 28-25, holding the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference.
However, just having a winning record is not enough for Joakim Noah. “[W]e’re not satisfied with being three games over .500,” said Noah. “Just like Thibs says all the time, things change quick in this league. Right now it’s four in a row, Denver’s next.”
The Nuggets are currently battling through a rough patch, losing their last five games. The last time the two faced off, the Nuggets emerged victorious, winning 97-87 on Nov. 21, 2013. In a sense of deja vu, the Bulls had a five-game winning streak at the time, which Denver squashed. However, from what it looks like, history is not going to repeat itself this time.
Expect the Bulls to roll to an easy victory on this one, but do not be surprised if the Nuggets show some teeth. Both teams are highly competitive and have something to prove to critics in the second half of the season, but the Nuggets might not have what it takes to go one-on-one with the Bulls. Chicago will come out the victor, but it will not be surprising if they have to struggle for it.