On the heels of a career night in which he scored 46 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, Bulls forward Pau Gasol will look to go get going early.
And the Bulls will be looking for it, too.
He may only be six feet tall, but you can add "shot blocker' to Aaron Brooks' resume.
One of the Bulls' biggest emphases in practice this week was rebounding. But tonight they'll need to show improvement on the glass without the help of their best defender.
The Eastern Conference continues to be weaker than its Western counterpart as a whole, but following another offseason of significant player movement, the landscape looks a bit different.
Joel Freeland. Petteri Koponen. JR Giddens. Christian Eyenga. Lazar Hayward.