Playing at its highest level of efficiency, the Bulls' offense can actually become its best defender.
When the Bulls are cutting hard and getting to the basket, they're getting fouled. Getting to the free-throw line prevents an opponent from getting out in transition and allows the Bulls' to get their defense set. Tom Thibodeay said the Bulls aim to shoot 27-30 free-throws each game.
"That's a big part of anybody's game--just stopping easy baskets," reserve guard Jimmy Butler said. "That leads from turnovers or missed shots. I feel like you have to all be on the same page to get back and not let the opposing team get an easy basket."