Hey there! The Bulls are back in action Tuesday night against the Hornets, and we've got you covered with coverage throughout the night. It all begins at 5:30 with Bulls Pregame Live followed by tip-off! Here are three things to watch for during the game.
1. Zach LaVine returns
After getting a maintenance night off in Brooklyn, the Bulls' leading scorer will be back in action. LaVine had scored 23 and 21 points in two games since the All-Star Break, while getting to the free-throw line 15 times. We'll see if fresh legs allow him to continue that aggressiveness against a Hornets defense that has some pretty solid wing defenders in Nicolas Batum and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
2. Cristiano Felicio will have his hands full
The Bulls' Brazillian big has really struggled since being given extended minutes by Fred Hoiberg and the Bulls, and things don't get any easier tonight. He'll be facing off against Dwight Howard, who is enjoying a completely rejuvenated year in Charlotte. Howard is averaging 15.7 points on 54 percent shooting, 12.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in nearly 31 minutes per game. Felicio still has time to turn things around before season's end, but it'll be a tall order for that turnaround to start against Howard and the Hornets.
3. Lauri Legend still looking for his shot
It was a step in the right direction on Monday, with Lauri Markkanen scoring 19 points on 8-for-18 shooting. He went 1-for-3 from deep and looked comfortable with his jumper, which has really failed him all of February. Back in early December he had 24 points and 12 rebounds at Charlotte, so we'll see if he can add a little more of that and get the Bulls going in the right direction.