9:30 p.m.; NBC Sports Chicago
Former Bull Thabo Sefolosha [right hamstring], point guard Ricky Rubio [right hamstring], and Raul Neto [groin] are all out for the Jazz tonight. Everybody’s favorite villain Grayson Allen missed the last 14 games with an ankle injury; however, the Jazz have listed him as available to play tonight.
The Western Conference is a clutter of teams vying for playoff positioning right now. Only 9.5 games separate No. 1 in the Western Conference from No. 14, the team with the 14th-best record in the Western Conference [the Memphis Grizzlies] would be tied for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and every team but the Phoenix Suns is within three games of a playoff spot.
Meanwhile, the Bulls are vying for...second in the tank race. Zion, here we come.
Second year phenom Donovan Mitchell continues to pace the Jazz with 21 points per game. Rec league hero Joe Ingles is still pretty cool. Rudy Gobert blocks a lot of shots.
They’ll all probably need to play really bad if the Bulls are going to snap their six game losing streak. They’re on a back-to-back, but it was at home (a win over the Lakers) whereas the Bulls had to travel to SLC.
Those of you still staying up late on a Saturday night to watch the Chicago Bulls, you are the real MVPs.