This road that the Bulls are currently playing is unique in that not only do they have a game on Christmas Day, but they play the day after as well. It's a difficult trip because of the time of year that it occurs. Obviously, the players will miss the time away from their families, but they know that it's part of the job.
The Christmas game is especially intriguing because the Bulls are playing the Knicks in probably the first meaningful game since the end of the Bulls dynasty. Both teams were at their peak during the 90s and altho the Knicks had some good playoffs teams after the Bulls run ended, the Bulls were down and then when the Bulls returned to the play-offs, the Knicks were down. So going into the Christmas Day game, both the Bulls and Knicks would be in the play-offs and could even be first-round opponents.
So, it's good to see two of the league's biggest markets playing meaningful games against one another.