Despite falling to Portland, the Bulls clinched a postseason berth Friday night by virtue of New York's loss to Phoenix later in the evening.
Even though Tom Thibodeau no longer has Luol Deng around, his philosophy on playing his starters and core players large minutes each night hasn't changed.
On New Year's Eve, the Brooklyn Nets were left for dead.
The Bulls (27-25) headed into the All-Star break in fourth place in the Eastern Conference and with three consecutive wins under their belt after beating the Nets (24-27), 92-76, Thursday ni
Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said he’s kept an eye on Marquis Teague from a distance since the second-year point guard was traded to the Nets.