At 6-5, the Bulls return home from the latest installment of the Circus Trip in far better shape than last year when they made their way back to Chicago the proud owners of a 1-10 record. The Bulls? fortunes of course gradually changed thereafter, amassing a 46-25 mark the rest of the way en route to becoming one of the NBA?s feel-good stories of the 2004-2005 season.
These Bulls, however, hope to avoid digging such a deep hole, and in wrapping up the traditionally perilous November road trip with an unexpected three-game winning streak, they look to continue their winning ways at home as they host the Orlando Magic Tuesday night.
The Magic, lead by the lightning-quick Steve Francis and second-year preps-to-pro phenom Dwight Howard, come to the United Center riding a four-game winning streak that has them over .500 for the first time this season at 7-6.
With two hot teams and a host of exciting, young players on both squads, this shapes up as an intriguing early season contest.