In the next 14 games, the Bulls play only two games against teams below .500. Both of those are on the road. How the Bulls come out of those games will define whether we see them in May. It will define whether this team is really improved or feasted on some weak competition. Portland Trailblazers
@ Indiana Pacers
@ Orlando Magic
@ Miami Heat
@ Memphis Grizzlies
@ Dallas Mavericks
@ Philadelphia 76ers
Now the Bulls aren't destined to lose all of these games. Teams like the Grizzlies and Heat have similar records. Still, it's a group of games where nine of the teams presently have better records than the Bulls, many significantly so.
What is the bar for this stretch? I have to be honest.despite the good play recently, I'm not brimming with confidence. If the Bulls managed a 7-7 over that stretch I'd be quite pleased and feel they were excellently positioned to close out the year.