The Los Angeles Clippers have started the year with a solid 6-2 record and are riding high after knocking off the Miami Heat on Thursday night. Saturday evening will present L.A. with another big challenge as the Chicago Bulls come to town for what promises to be a great game.
The Bulls are 5-3 this year despite not having MVP Derrick Rose healthy. Rose is yet to play this season as he continues to recover from a torn ACL he suffered in the playoffs. Without their leader on the court, multiple players have stepped up for Chicago. Luol Deng leads the team with 19 points a game and is closely followed by Joakim Noah's 16 a night. Noah is also averaging nearly 10 rebounds.
Other than these two, Carlos Boozer, Richard Hamilton and Nate Robinson are all averaging double-digit points. The Bulls are also an excellent defensive club; they rank sixth in the NBA in terms of points allowed at a little more than 92 a game.
Location: Staples Center
Date/Start Time: Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 p.m. ET
TV Schedule: FOX Sports West 2 will televise the game live.