Can the Bulls Get on a Roll?
The Bulls, after 24 offensive rebounds against Atlanta on Tuesday, are #1 in the league in offensive rebounds with 14.2 per game. Part of that, of course, is that they aren't making many shots - they're last in the league in FG% overall and last in shooting from 3-point range. At least in the Atlanta game, the defense was good from the start through the end of the game. A lot of times they'll come out sharp defensively and that will kind of fade as they struggle offensively. And part of that is because when you struggle offensively, you're out of position on defense as well.
Stringing wins together, even here in December which has been a kind month to the Bulls over the last couple of years, won't be easy because after Charlotte tonight, the Bulls play Dallas on Monday, go on the road to Charlotte and Detroit before coming home to play the Celtics next Saturday at home. It will be difficult to string wins together, even at home.