Bulls' Road to the Play-offs
The best thing about the Bulls push to make the play-offs is that they have played their way into the 8th spot, instead of getting where they are because of poor play by the other teams.
The teams chasing the Bulls have a more difficult schedule the rest of the way in terms of who they are playing and their home vs road schedule.
The Bulls still have to go out and win their games, because you never know when a team behind you is going to get hot. There is not much separation between the Bulls and the 2 or 3 teams that are trying to get into the 8th spot.
And who knows, if the Bulls get on a roll and Detroit or Philadelphia slip, they could move up to 7th or 6th.
The Bulls also have to play hard the rest of the way because Charlotte holds the tie-breaker against the Bulls and you don't want to go into the final game of the season needing to win to beat a team out who holds a tie-breaker over you.
Even though the Bulls have a favorable number of home games vs road, the Bulls have to win a couple of these games on the road because they could lose a couple at home and in that case, they will have to make them up on the road.