The Bulls' annual mid-November extended road trip is called the circus trip because the circus takes over the United Center for two weeks. But it could just as well be called the circus trip because of the way the Bulls have performed on it the last decade.
In regards to wins and losses, they've basically been a band of traveling clowns.
This year's trip kicks off tonight in Los Angeles with a date against the Lakers.
"Playing on the road is always tough in the NBA, especially in the Western Conference," guard Ben Gordon said. "The Western Conference is usually top-to-bottom stronger than the Eastern Conference, so you're playing against a lot of good teams.
"I think the road trip is a great time for teams to bond and find their indentity. You can learn a lot from this road trip."
Coach Vinny Del Negro will go with the same starting lineup he used in Saturday night's win over Indiana, with Gordon and Derrick Rose in the backcourt, Luol Deng and Drew Gooden at forward and Joakim Noah at center.