The Bulls were able to shake off the bad taste of consecutive losses at New Jersey and Philadelphia by beating the Boston Celtics at home on Saturday.
Now Derrick Rose says they have to keep the momentum going by beating another sub-.500 team, the Detroit Pistons, tonight at the United Center.
"We lost two in a row and won a huge game the other night," Rose said following the Bulls' shootaround this morning at the Berto Center. "But today is a different day and we have to come out ready to play. We're playing against a good team that can beat you. They gave us a tough game at home back in Detroit and it's gonna be a tough game today."
The Bulls are in the midst of a stretch in which they play eight games in 12 days, which leaves little time for practice.
"You have maximize the use of your time, whether it's your shootaround, your team meetings, your sessions, your study pregame and things of that nature," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "It's the way it is. Sometimes you get a break in the schedule and you have two or three days and you get more time in the gym.
"But I think if you build the right habits from the start, you prepare yourself consistently for each game."