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Even without Rose in the lineup, Chicago remains one of the NBA's most dedicated fanbases, and the Bulls lead the league in average home attendance (21,552 per game).
The fans continue to pack the United Center to cheer on their Bulls, but sadly, this team simply lacks in entertainment value without No. 1 on the court. While there's plenty of fan favorites remaining in the lineup (Luol Deng, Joakim Noah and Kirk Hinrich), the Bulls are simply not an exciting team.
With a defensive mindset, the team isn't about the flashy dunks or ridiculous crossovers as much as they are about playing sound defense and boxing out for rebounds. There's nothing wrong with this, but it's just tough to get the fans going without the excitement on offense that Rose brings.
No Rose means no excitement, and that means the packed home court becomes that much less intimidating for the opponents. If the crowd is in a constant lull, the visiting teams tend to have a better shot of focusing on the game, and Chicago's 5-5 home record may reflect that.