On Wednesday night, the Chicago Bulls (21-6) visit the hapless New Orleans Hornets (4-21) in a matchup of first versus worst. The Bulls enter the game with the NBA's best record, while the Hornets limp into the game with a seven-game losing streak. The Bulls would be wise to stay diligent on Wednesday night, though, as the Hornets' four wins have come against relatively strong teams -- the Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns.
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Guard Jarrett Jack leads the Hornets offensively. In his 757 minutes played, Jack has averaged 15.7 points and 6.8 assisting per 36 minutes. The team also relies heavily on the play of C Emeka Okafor, who leads the team with a 7.8 rebounds per game average.
The biggest news of the evening will surround the Bulls' star point guard Derrick Rose, who has been struggling with injuries in the 2011-12 NBA Season, and left Monday night's game with back spasms. Rose leads the Bulls with an impressive 22.7 points per game rate and a 7.9 assists per game average.
Gametime: 7:00 PM CST
Radio: ESPN 1000 AM
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