Special Sunday night game on ESPN. Against the Lakers, so you should all visit ForumBlueandGold, one of the best NBA blogs around.
More specifically, there's this post explaining how the Lakers do better when the pace is increased. I didn't crunch the numbers on the Bulls end, but it seems that they have also succeeded (at least offensively) in a faster pace as well.
Then there's this podcast that Kurt (of FB&G) appeared on recently, saying that Kobe is not quite all the way back from offseason knee surgery, but is fundamentally sound enough to produce at a high level. Supposedly he's playing the 'initiator' role in the triangle offense and doing more facilitating, so watch for that. And while he is damned good, the slowed-down Kobe should hopefully be easier to stay in front of than Tracy McGrady was on Thursday. I can still seeing him getting to the line plenty though, which worries me.
I just noticed there's already a fine game preview, Kurt's shamed me once again :-D
I'll be looking for this as well: