Sunday , Nov , 19 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Bulls eye road winning streak

(Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls are not so hot on the road this season
and have yet to live up to their preseason billing as an Eastern Conference
contender.

The Bulls have dropped every game (0-3) so far on their seven-game road trip
and own just a 1-5 mark as the guest this season. Head coach Scott Skiles will
try to guide his club to a win with the Lakers, Nuggets, Sixers and Knicks as
the remaining teams on the trek.

Skiles made adjustments to the squad before the trip and put star guard Ben
Gordon on the bench. Gordon, who is logging 16.9 points per game, has averaged
25 points and shot 44.6 percent from the field since the switch. He
is currently hampered with a sprained thumb, but should be ready on Sunday.

The Bulls are winless since Skiles made moves to the starting lineup, benching
Gordon and veteran P.J. Brown for Chris Duhon and Andres Nocioni.

Chicago is only 3-6 this season and needs to start playing more cohesive
basketball, especially with the offseason addition of center Ben Wallace.
Wallace has been playing with an injured biceps, but still leads the team in
rebounds (9.4), steals (1.8) and blocks (1.6).

Wallace, a four-time Defensive Player of the Year, should have an easy time
throughout the rest of Chicago’s road trip against teams lacking the presence
inside.

CHI