* After going 6-4 in their first 10 games of the season, the Bulls are 1-9 over their last 10, with all but two of the nine losses being by at least 14 points.
* Monta Ellis has averaged 25.1 ppg against Eastern Conference teams this season - 7th in the NBA (min. 8 G vs. East).
* Derrick Rose's field goal percentage has gone up as games go along this season - 36.5 percent in 1st, 42.3 in 2nd, 50.0 in 3rd and 57.1 in 4thquarter.
* Kirk Hinrich is averaging 5.4 ppg on 26.3 percent shooting over his last five contests. In his first game back after missing six contests with a finger injury, he went 0-for-9 - just the fourth time in his career he has gone without a field goal in a game while attempting at least seven shots.