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FIVE THINGS TO WATCH
1. Rotations may change again. Thursday night saw Denzel Valentine (19 minutes) and Bobby Portis (23 minutes) enter the rotation, while Nikola Mirotic logged a DNP-CD. The results was an ugly, ugly loss. Will we see more rotation changes on Friday? Perhaps second-round pick Paul Zipser?
2. Slowing down Jabari/Giannis. The Bucks' two franchise players were electric on Thursday. Parker went for 28 points on 11-for-19 shooting and five rebounds, while Antetokounmpo finished with 30 points and 14 rebounds. In all they tallied 58 points on 46 shots, and made 5 of 9 triples. The Bulls need to find an answer quickly.
3. The back-to-back. The Bulls are 2-3 this year on the second half of back-to-backs, while the Bucks are 0-4 in such situations. Having a more veteran group knowing how to deal with back-to-backs will help. But right now the Bucks appear to be the more athletic and deeper team, which will work in their favor.
4. Build on that momentum. This one might be a stretch, but the Bulls were able to pull within eight of the Bucks in the fourth quarter. They won the final period, 31-20, which admittedly masked just how bad the performance was. But maybe that strong fourth quarter will give the team a boost out of the gates on Friday.
5. Tony Snell returns. OK, so the wing probably won't receive the kind of ovation Tom Thibodeau did on Tuesday. But it will be Snell's first trip back since being dealt for Michael Carter-Williams in the offseason. Snell had nine points and four rebounds in 31 minutes on Thursday.
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