The Chicago Bulls are going to visit the struggling Detroit Pistons tomorrow night at 7:30 PM EST. This will be the third time this season both teams play each other, and the season series is currently split 1-1.
Chicago has been on an absolute tear since the All-Star break, as they have won nine of their last 11 games. While this play has elevated them to potential serious NBA playoff contention, the Bulls are not invincible. Last night, Chicago suffered an embarrassing loss against the Brooklyn Nets (96-80). But considering the strong play of everyone on the Bull’s roster right now, this loss should be best regarded as a hiccup in what should be a strong line of victories heading towards the playoffs.
Meanwhile, if 2014 can be considered a positive year for the Bulls, the opposite can be said of the Pistons. Detroit has incurred loss after loss for the past several weeks, against playoff-contending teams and otherwise. They recently stopped a four-game losing streak against the similarly stagnant New York Knicks (96-85) in last night’s game.
Chicago star and MVP-hopeful Joakim Noah is more than equipped to take on the Pistons. Hopefully, if the reason Noah suffered in his play in yesterday’s game was due to the ankle injury he suffered in the game against the Knicks last Sunday, he should be completely recovered by tomorrow night’s tip-off.
While there is a storied history between both franchises, there’s little doubt that Chicago will come out of this contest victorious.