This is the time of year that the Bulls vacate the United Center for their early trip to the West Coast. Taking a look at how the schedule lays out...the Bulls have only 1 back-to-back on this trip, and 3 occasions with 2 consecutive days off. Clearly the schedule this year favors the Bulls compared to other years when they played as many as 7 games in 11 nights with a slew of back-to-back contests.
This works well for head coach Tom Thibodeau's desire to get in practice time between games and it gives the players a chance to rest and recharge between games.
The Bulls make 3 trips to the West Coast instead of the usual 2, and that creates the situation that will give the Bulls a chance to be successful on the road.