Chicago Bulls News – 2013 Bulls Updates
4/1/13 - The Chicago Bulls have grinded out some close wins of late. Their toughness was rewarded last week when they broke the Miami Heat
27-game winning-streak and clinched a playoff berth. Miami is a likely opponent should the Bulls get to the second round. Chicago has proven that they can win against the best (even with multiple injuries to key players), are physical, and resilient. Many feel the only question mark around the team is whether or not Derrick Rose will return to the court before the end of the season. We’ll all stay tuned as the Bulls finish the regular season with four home games against the Orlando Magic
, Toronto Raptors
, New York Knicks
, and Washington Wizards
When thinking of the Chicago Bulls, what usually comes to mind are the Bulls squads of the Michael Jordan days, the Bulls who won several NBA
titles while blowing away the opposition. The Bulls of today are not quite the same caliber, but remain a formidable opponent to play, and are well in the playoff hunt. While as a team, they are no offensive juggernaut — near the bottom of the league in points scored per game — the Bulls make up for their lack of offense with one of the top team defenses in the NBA, and they're doing it without their superstar, Derrick Rose, who suffered a major knee injury in last season's playoffs.
Rose's rehab is just about completed and he is starting to practice again, which will definitely provide a lift to the Bulls offense. In his absence, Joakim Noah (the son of retired French tennis star Yannick Noah) is picking up much of the slack, along with forward Luol Deng. While Deng leads the team in scoring, Noah is a force in the center, leading the team in rebounding, steals, and blocked shots. Carlos Boozer and Richard Hamilton also provide offensive punch; while Kirk Hinrich, when healthy, is an assist machine, distributing the ball to teammates. Coach Tom Thibodeau has to be praying for Rose's ultimate return to the United Center
floor; when that happens, the Bulls will have to be considered as a serious contender for the NBA title chase once again.
Bulls tickets at the United Center in Chicago average $168, currently the 5th most expensive NBA tickets this season. Bulls fans on a budget in the Windy City will find cheap Chicago Bulls tickets under $40 in the 300 level for select 2013 Bulls home games. On the road, Bulls basketball tickets average $141 — only the
, Los Angeles Lakers
, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and OKC Thunder
are more popular NBA road teams. If you're in Chicago this spring and looking for the hottest Bulls tickets, check out these upcoming home games on the 2013 Bulls schedule: Brooklyn Nets
, Utah Jazz
, Portland Trail Blazers
, Indiana Pacers
and Miami Heat.