Pre-Gamin’: Bulls at Grizzlies (8:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Bulls at Grizzlies (8:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bulls

Please, don’t hurt me.

Broadcast Info

Chicago Bulls at Memphis Grizzlies – 8:00 p.m. CT, NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score (audio)

Chicago Bulls

Projected Starters:

1. Tomas Satoransky
2. Patrick Williams
3. Zach LaVine
4. Thaddeus Young
5. Nikola Vucevic

Injury Report: Garrett Temple OUT (hamstring)

Memphis Grizzlies

Projected Starters:

1. Ja Morant
2. Grayson Allen
3. Dillion Brooks
4. Kyle Anderson
5. Jonas Valanciunas

Injury Report: Jaren Jackson Jr. OUT (knee), De’Anthony Melton OUT (leg), Justice Winslow OUT (quad), Jontay Porter OUT (knee)

What to Watch For …

•   The defense needs to show up tonight. Plain and simple. This team has shown very poor resistance against above-average ball-handlers over the past two games, and things will not get any easier tonight with Ja Morant on the court. With that in mind, I don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t see plenty of Troy Brown Jr. tonight.

•   Nikola Vucevic had a rather quiet night against the Timberwolves on Sunday, scoring just 18 points with a Bulls-low 5 rebounds. The Bulls will need a bounceback performance from him tonight, but Jonas Valanciunas isn’t going to make things easy. He is another versatile big that also averages over 11 rebounds per game. Only of the two is an All-Star, though, and Vucevic is going to have show why that is in this one.

•   Grizzlies allow the 4th most fast-break points per game. Time to push the tempo, boys.

•   More in here …

Get Caught Up …

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.