Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chicago's big chance to gain ground on Toronto....TONIGHT!

By Sean Mackey

The Chicago Bulls have 6 games remaining in the regular season and they're currently sitting on the 9th seed looking in on Toronto. Neither team's schedules are that promising for the last 6 games but the Bulls may have a slightly easier route. Tonight, the Bulls are taking on the surging Milwaukee Bucks at home. The Bucks were dealt some terrible luck two nights ago when their star center, Andrew Bogut landed awkwardly after a dunk breaking his right hand, spraining his wrist and dislocating his elbow. Kurt Thomas will be starting in place of Bogut for the rest of the season and the playoffs.

While I sort of feel bad for the Bucks, this could mean great news for the Bulls tonight. With Noah and Gibson playing great, they may be able to dominate the Bucks frontline and pull out a win. Toronto on the other hand has to play the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight. Over the last week, LeBron James has been hinting he'd like to rest the last few days of the season before the playoffs. Hopefully he plays tonight and decides to take Thursday's game off against the Bulls.

Either way, the Bulls are going to probably need to win 4 or 5 of the last 6 (including a win over Toronto on Sunday evening) if they wanna sneak into the playoffs.

Bulls play the Bucks at home tonight at 8:00 p.m. on CSN or NBA League Pass.