Bulls can make it seven in a row

December 29, 2014 17:55:31 UK

The Chicago Bulls will look to increase their lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Central Division when they head to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis to take on the Indiana Pacers.

The form team in the Eastern Conference with nine wins in their last 10 outings, the Bulls arrive in town following a 107-100 triumph over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.

Jimmy Butler led the way for the hosts at the United Center with a game-high 33 points on 12-of-18 from the floor and 9-of-10 from the line. Derrick Rose added a further 19 and Nikola Mirotic, Taj Gibson and Aaron Brooks all contributed off the bench.

Meanwhile, over in Cleveland there are rumblings that rookie head coach David Blatt is losing his side following an embarrassing 103-80 home loss to the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.

A huge success as a coach in international basketball, Blatt was hired before the surprising announcement that LeBron James would return to the Cavaliers and the NBA inexperience may ultimately be too much of a hurdle to overcome with a team that is in win now mode.

Cleveland makes a brief one-game trip down to the Philips Arena in Atlanta on Tuesday to play the Hawks before returning to the Quicken Loans Arena the next day to host the Milwaukee Bucks.

Defeats in both games are likely to see the Cavaliers re-evaluate their situation quickly with the club historically unafraid to make changes if they have been needed.

The Cavaliers areĀ 1.80 to win the Central Divsion, with the BullsĀ 1.95.

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