Watch as the Bulls square off against the Nuggets tonight on CSN and streaming live on CSNChicago.com. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. with Bulls Pregame Live. Then stick around after the final buzzer to watch Bulls Postgame Live for highlights and analysis.
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FIVE THINGS TO WATCH
1. Don't stop now, Jimmy Butler. The Bulls' leading scorer was just named Eastern Conference Player of the Week, averaging 27.3 points and 9.3 rebounds. What will he do for an encore 24 hours later?
2. Battle of the boards. The Bulls have been sensational on the boards of late, and now they'll square off against a team with similar numbers. The Nuggets are No. 1 in the NBA at 49.5 rebounds with a league-best +8.3 differential. The Bulls rank second in both those categories (49.0; 7.2). The winner on the glass is likely the winner of the game.
3. Get out and run. The Nuggets are committing 16.6 turnovers per game, third worst in the NBA. Emmanuel Mudiay is the worst offender of the bunch, committing 3.9 turnovers per game. The Bulls should be able to swarm him - and the rest of the backcourt - and turn it into fastbreak points.
4. Can the Bulls win one in Denver? With their annual trip to Denver usually falling on the backend of their West Coast trip, the Bulls have struggled mightily in Colorado. They've lost nine consecutive games on the road against the Nuggets (and 15 of 16). But Fred Hoiberg's group is playing well, the Nuggets are banged up, and Dwyane Wade should be rested after sitting out Sunday.
5. What could have been. Speaking of Wade, the future Hall of Famer was reportedly considering Denver this summer. He obviously chose the Bulls, so it will be interesting to see the kind of reaction he receives at the Pepsi Center.
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