Zach Lowe: Believing in the Bulls as title contenders

The Bulls have a chance to become only the sixth team since the league essentially banned hand-checking (before the 2004-05 season) to allow fewer than 100 points per 100 possessions, according to Basketball-Reference. And though that mark might exaggerate the Bulls’ stinginess a bit, no one is going to have an easy time scoring on them in the playoffs.