The Bulls may have said that they weren't going to take the Cavaliers lightly on Saturday, but the way they played said "We don't care about this game." They let Cleveland get within two before winning by a rather pedestrian 13 points.
The Bulls can't keep doing that if they want to be taken seriously in the playoffs. With the third-best record in the Eastern Conference, they'd have the home court for at least one round -- and their current opponent would be the Knicks, who have already defeated the Bulls once this year. They can't take a team like that lightly, so they shouldn't do that to the Milwaukee Bucks tonight.
One thing the Bulls can look forward to, is three days off before they face the Magic at the UC on Friday night. They need that -- they've had quite a few back-to-backs this month and haven't had two consecutive days off since Dec. 29 and 30. They're still a few weeks away from getting Joakim Noah back and Carlos Boozer, though he was healthy enough to put up a double double against Cleveland, could use the rest.
Tonight's game begins at 7 p.m. CST and will be televised on CSN Chicago.