What will hopefully be the worst stretch of two games in the regular season for second-year head coach Billy Donovan and the Chicago Bulls took place earlier this week. It all started for Donovan and the Bulls on November 22 at home at United Center when they fell short convincingly against head coach Rick Carlisle and division enemy Indiana Pacers.
The Bulls ended up falling short for the Pacers with the final score 109-77. It was the first truly convincing loss of the season so far for the Bulls against a team with a losing record.
Still, things got worse for Donovan and the Bulls away at the Toyota Center on the night of November 24th. The Bulls were defeated by a humble Houston Rockets team that came into this game with just one win of the season. That meeting with the Rockets resulted in a loss for the Bulls with the final score 118-113.
How can Billy Donovan and the Chicago Bulls correct the ship after two bad losses?
When they got into that game, head coach Stephen Silas and the Rockets had a huge losing streak of 15 games.
There are a number of areas for improvement that we need to look out for from the Bulls if they want to direct the ship on its way into the weekend. The Donovan and Bulls face another stretch of back-to-back games on November 26 and 27, coming up against the Orlando Magic away and the Miami Heat at home.
Here’s a look at three adjustments that Donovan needs to make in order for the Bulls to snatch this losing streak before it reaches three or even four games on its way into the weekend.