The Bulls were dealt a big blow Thursday as it was announced Dwyane Wade is done for the regular season with a fracture in his elbow.
With only 14 games left and the Bulls currently sitting out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, can Jimmy Butler and Co. extend the season and hope Wade returns for a first-round postseason matchup?
CSN's Chuck Garfien and Vincent Goodwill analyze the impact of Wade's injury and how Fred Hoiberg can keep his team on track for the next few weeks on the latest Bulls Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.
Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill and Will Perdue break down the Bulls' upcoming schedule in the latest edition of the Bulls Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.
TNT Bulls are back this week as the team heads into a crucial stretch.
Currently, the Bulls sit half a game back of the Miami Heat for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race, and with just eight games remaining on the schedule, each contest is essentially a must-win.
So, yes, Thursday would be a great time for Jimmy Butler and company to summon their TNT alter ego. The Bulls have sealed 18 straight victories when playing on TNT Thursday, an improbable feat considering those games are usually reserved for two of the NBA's best.
To continue that run, they'll have to down Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are also fighting for playoff positioning -- albeit at the top of the conference. Good thing the Bulls have a tendency to get up for big games.
"The Bulls play up and down to their competition," Bulls Pregame and Postgame analyst Kendall Gill said. "They've been doing that the whole season."
After Cleveland, the Bulls get set to battle another playoff squad, the Atlanta Hawks.
Watch the video above to see Schanowski, Gill and Perdue break down the matchups.