The Bulls close out February by hosting the 76ers. The Bulls were without Hinrich and Hamilton last time they faced off, so that could make a difference as Chicago would now have Captain Kirk guarding Jrue Holiday when Rose takes a break.
The last time Rose faced the Sixers, he found himself clutching his knee after an awkward landing forced him to miss a considerable amount of time.
While it wasn't Philly's fault that he got hurt, he could still be seeking revenge for his team's early exit from the playoffs a year ago.
Rose gets his first 20-point game of the season while playing just 25-30 minutes.
Chicago will have to make sure Holiday doesn't take over this game, however. He scored 26 points in their last outing, but with Rose and Hinrich on him, he could have a tougher time. Still, he is more than capable of scoring 30 on any given night.
The Sixers also had a lot of success inside the paint, outscoring the Bulls 44-32 in their last meeting; interior defense will have to be a priority coming in.
The Bulls will have to work hard on the boards and make the most out of every opportunity on offense. The Sixers aren't a high turnover team (just 12.8 per game), so offensive possessions might be the only shot the Bulls get at scoring some points.
Bulls win 95-90 and finish February with a 9-4 record.