Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Bobcats, 7:00 PM NBA-TV

After coming off a win against the Washington Wizards last night, the Bulls are ready to get a winning streak rolling as they face the Charlotte Bobcats with former Bulls forward Tyrus Thomas. The 6'10 athletic Thomas is just coming back from a small injury and played just over 3 minutes in his last game, so don't expect him to play huge minutes tonight.

Chicago traded Thomas to Charlotte for Acie Law and Flip Murray plus a future 1st round draft pick.

All-Star point guard Derrick Rose scored 24 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists last night in Washington. He got help from Taj Gibson who collected 16 rebounds and 14 points. Forward Luol Deng came back from injury and played just under 28 minutes, finishing with 14 points and 6 boards.

The Bulls ran the floor effectively last night, and it once again proved that an up-tempo scheme suits this club better than strictly running half-court sets. On several occasions, Rose got up the floor in a hurry and completed plays before the defense had a chance to set.

Flip Murray and Brad Miller struggled all nigt long, combining for 2-of-20 from the field and thus lowering the point total of the Bulls, who otherwise played at a strong pace. They'll have to connect on their shots tonight, as Charlotte is one of the better defensive teams in the league. Head coach Larry Brown demands 48 minutes from his team every night, and lately, he's gotten just that.

Forward Gerald Wallace and guard/forward Stephen Jackson have controlled the perimeter for most of the season, and both are able to get up and down in transition off of steals and defensive stops.

The Bulls could use a superhuman effort from Derrick Rose tonight, and will hopefully get Kirk Hinrich involved in the offense. The seven-year player has struggled this year, and could use a strong finish to the season.

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  • Don't the people that run NBA.com know that BG7 isn't on the Bulls anymore?

    http://www.nba.com/

    I guess not.

    Why would they use a picture of BG7 in a Bulls uniform to promote this game?

    DUMB!!!

  • What do you know? They changed the photo to Derrick Rose.

    http://www.nba.com/

    Better late than never.

  • My enemies return: Tyrus and Tyson.

  • This just in... Toronto just won their game over the Sixers. Toronto has been extremely lucky in their last few games meaning the Bulls chances of getting into the playoffs are dwindling. The Bulls just need to stay confident and keep winning cause after the Raptors game tomorrow against Golden State, they have four tough games coming up including one with the Bulls. Lets hope the Raptors luck will come to an end and the Bulls pass them over the next week in a half. GO BULLS!!!

  • In reply to Reese1:

    Toronto, Charlotte and Milwaukee all have tough schedules this next week.

    The Bulls just have to keep winning.

    43-39...and go from there.

  • THIS JUST IN:

    Scottie Pippen has been elected to the Hall of Fame.

    http://realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/65745/20100403/malone_pippen_confirmed_for_hall_of_fame/

    Congrats to Scottie Pippen.

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