Chicago Bulls vs. Phoenix Suns Game Preview 11/30/2022

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Chicago Bulls vs. Phoenix Suns Game Preview 11/30/2022

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Chicago Bulls vs. Phoenix Suns Game Preview 11/30/2022

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In the 1993 NBA Finals rematch, the Chicago Bulls meet with the Phoenix Suns at 9 p.m. EST at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Bulls enter this game off a nice little stretch. They have won three out of their last four after losing four straight games prior. Sitting at 9-11, they have just one win against teams in the Western Conference. Now pair that with the best team in the Western Conference and the Bulls will have a tough climb to secure the win.

The Suns have been dominating the Western Conference for yet another year. Led by Devin Booker, after losing three of four games a couple of weeks ago, the Suns have followed that up with a five game win streak, bringing them to a 14-6 record on the season. They rank inside the top 10 in points scored and points allowed per game, which will make Chicago’s life miserable. 

 

How Chicago Can Win:

The Bulls can win if they can win the glass battle. Both teams are nearly identical in rebounding, and they have to dominate on that front. The Suns average 115 points per game, so if Chicago struggles to recover the Suns misses or their own, they will not have any chance to win this game. Nikola Vucevic needs help, and he can’t be the only one grabbing rebounds. The rest of the Bulls frontcourt needs to contribute.

 

How Phoenix Can Win:

The Suns need to limit the amount of three pointers the Bulls shoot, as they give up a huge chunk of points from beyond the arc. Thankfully for the Suns, the Bulls shoot the second least three pointers in the league, but they cannot let them start now. They have to be vengeful at the glass and dominate in transition. 

 

Prediction: Phoenix Suns 132, Chicago Bulls 101

I expect this game to be a blowout. The Bulls are not in the right place to beat any team in the west right now, and the Suns 11-1 record at home will be too much to bear. 

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