Oklahoma City Thunder vs Chicago Bulls Preview and Predictions -02-25-2020
Where: United Center, Chicago, IL
When: Tuesday, February 25, 8:00 PM. ET.
The Chicago Bulls will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
Thunder Going for Fourth Consecutive Win
The Thunder have played well over the last week and have won their last three games. They will be going for their fourth win in a row and eighth win in their last 10 games when they play the Bulls on Tuesday.
Oklahoma City is currently sixth in the Western Conference standings, 6.5 games ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies, who are currently eighth in the standings. They are also only four games behind the Denver Nuggets in the standings and still have plenty of time to improve their playoff seed.
The Thunder have played well offensively, averaging 111 points per game. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range. They finished with 131 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well offensively if they want to get the win.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the way for the Thunder with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Steven Adams finished with 21 points and s14 rebounds, while Chris Paul added 12 points and nine rebounds, and 10 assists for the Thunder.
Oklahoma City has also done well defensively, giving up 107.8 points per game. They gave up 103 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well on defense if they want to get past the Bulls.
Bulls Going For Second Win In 10 Games
The Bulls have struggled in recent weeks but managed to snap their eight-game losing streak with a win over Washington in their last game. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Thunder, which will give them their second win in a row and second win in their last 10 games.
Chicago hasn’t played well offensively, averaging 106.4 points per game. The team is shooting 44 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range. They finished with 126 points in their last game and will need a similar offensive performance if they want to beat the Thunder.
Coby White led the way for the Bulls with 33 points and six rebounds. Zach LaVine finished with 32 points and four rebounds, while Thaddeus Young added 23 points and six rebounds for the Bulls.
Chicago has also played well defensively, giving up 109.5 points per game. They gave up 117 points in their last game and will need a significantly better performance if they want to get past the Thunder on Tuesday.
The Chicago Bulls are an American professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Central Division. The team was founded on January 16, 1966. The team plays its home games at the United Center, an arena shared with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The Bulls saw their greatest success during the 1990s when they were responsible for popularizing the NBA worldwide. They are known for having one of the NBA’s greatest dynasties, winning six NBA championships between 1991 and 1998 with two three-peats. All six of their championship teams were led by Hall of Famers Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and coach Phil Jackson. The Bulls are the only NBA franchise to win multiple championships while never losing an NBA Finals series in their history.
The Bulls won 72 games during the 1995–96 NBA season, setting an NBA record that stood until the Golden State Warriors won 73 games during the 2015–16 NBA season. The Bulls were the first team in NBA history to win 70 games or more in a single season, and the only NBA franchise to do so until the 2015–16 Warriors. Many experts and analysts consider the 1996 Bulls to be one of the greatest teams in NBA history.
Michael Jordan and Derrick Rose have both won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award while playing for the Bulls, for a total of six MVP awards.
The Bulls share rivalries with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat and the New York Knicks. The Bulls’ rivalry with the Pistons was highlighted heavily during the late 1980s and early 1990s.