The Chicago Bulls travel to the Staples Center in Los Angeles to take on the Clippers for the third game of the Circus Trip, and the first night of a back-to-back in LA. Here’s how to watch Saturday night’s action, plus some quick info you should know before tip.
Coming off Thursday night’s ugly 85-77 win in Salt Lake City against the undermanned Utah Jazz, the Chicago Bulls look to make it three in a row to start their long West Coast road trip after starting 2-0 for the first time since 1996.
The Clippers boast the best record in the league at 10-2, and they also have the best best point differential at just a shade under +15. They have looked impressive for much of the season, as Doc Rivers returns with their core four of Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and DeAndre Jordan.
Bulls' point differential of +7.2 up to fourth behind Clippers, Hawks and Warriors.
The Bulls have been playing well, and a win on Saturday night in LA would place them near the top of the East. And don’t look now, but they are fourth in NBA in point differential – a stat that often determines how good a team really is. (Last year they were -1.5 on the season)
Chicago has the benefit of an off-day, while the Clippers played Friday night in Sacramento against the Kings.