The Bulls are finally back in action! The Paris trip is done, and the Bulls tip off their first of four games in what could be an important week for the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Atlanta Hawks (24-23) at Chicago Bulls (21-24) – 7:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago (TV) and 670 The Score (Radio)
- Ayo Dosunmu
- Zach LaVine
- DeMar DeRozan
- Patrick Williams
- Nikola Vučević
Injury Report: Goran Dragic OUT (illness), Lonzo Ball OUT (knee), Javonte Green OUT (knee)
- Trae Young
- Dejounte Murray
- De’Andre Hunter
- John Collins
- Clint Capela
Injury Report: Onyeka Okongwu QUESTIONABLE (hamstring)
The Bulls come into tonight as 1-point favorites against the Hawks at both PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook and FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook. Click on either link to sign up and pick the Bulls to cover (… or pick the opposite …)!
What to Watch For
- Can we please, please just get a normal game and finish from these two teams? In the first game, it looked like the Bulls were coming away with a win only to have their heart broken with an OT buzzer-beater. In the second game, the Bulls were dominating, blew an 18-point lead, then find a way to win with an Ayo putback at the buzzer. This will be the Hawks’ third game in their last four nights. The Bulls have played one game in the last week. Take advantage of tired legs and don’t sleepwalk, please!
- It’s DeMar’s 1000th career NBA game tonight, so hats off to him. He’s also averaging 31 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per game in the two matchups against the Hawks this season. Put on a show in game number 1,000!
- Dejounte Murray has been lights out from three-point range since December 30th shooting over 43 percent. Trae Young and Bogdan Bogdanovic can kill you from beyond the arc. A focus on perimeter defense and crashing the defensive glass seems important.
- More in here …