Despite being down 2-0, the Bulls have played well so far. The Bulls have played 6 points better than average per 48 minutes, after adjusting for home court and strength of players faced.
Here is when Bulls do badly.
- Deng out 17 min -13 points team plays 23 points worse than average.
- Miller Deng Noah frontcourt 17 min -12 pts Bulls play 14 points worse than average.
- Rest of time is great 62 minutes Bulls play 17 points better than average.
So what to do? Gibson Johnson Pargo Miller Hinrich was great in regular season. This lineup has not yet been used in series. This lineup rests Noah Rose and Deng. Play it some and even if this lineup does badly you only get beat a few minutes and key guys are rested. Also frontcourt of Deng Miller and Gibson has been solid.: 11 minutes +2 points and Bulls play 28 points better than average with this frontcourt. GO BULLS!