Day games could be a problem for the Bulls

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Day games could be a problem for the Bulls

While the Bulls are projected to come out ahead of the Sixers in the first round of the playoffs, their stats show they have another challenge to face during the postseason. Day games have proven to take a giant hit in Chicago's playing ability.

That brings us to Saturday's Game 1, taking place at noon at the United Center. Reigning MVP Derrick Rose continues to try to rediscover his rhythm, and without his top-notch athleticism, could the Bulls face some difficulties early on?

Here's a look at Chicago's day-time record during the regular season:

DateTimeW-L, Score
OpponentDec. 24
4:00 PM
Win, 88-87
LakersJan. 16
12:00 PM
Loss, 102-86
GrizzliesJan. 29
2:30 PM
Loss 97-93
HeatFeb. 12
2:30 PM
Loss 95-91
CelticsFeb. 18
3:00 PM
Loss 97-85
NetsFeb. 20
3:00 PM
Win, 90-79
HawksApril 1
12:00 PM
Loss, 92-78
ThunderApril 1
12:00 PM
Loss, 100-99
Knicks

Fast Break Morning Update: White Sox win, Cubs drop fourth straight

Fast Break Morning Update: White Sox win, Cubs drop fourth straight

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Preview: Chris Sale faces Jose Quintana, White Sox Tuesday on CSN

Preview: Chris Sale faces Jose Quintana, White Sox Tuesday on CSN

 

The White Sox take on the Red Sox on Tuesday, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Today’s starting pitching matchup: Jose Quintana (2-6, 4.82 ERA) vs. Chris Sale (5-2, 2.34 ERA)

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