Though Atlanta Hawks might be placed in the number one position in the Eastern Conference, they have suddenly dipped in form of late, where they have lost their last two games.
They have just been decent with four wins in their last 10 as well, surely this is not what one had expected from the Hawks, who are gearing up to challenge for the NBA title with the Playoffs approaching.
To make things worse, they lost their last game against New York Knicks, who have been one of the worst teams this season as they are languishing in the last position in the Eastern Conference.
So, they would be eager to get back to their winning ways when they face in-form Chicago Bulls, who have won their last three games on a trot. The Bulls are currently placed third in the standings table.
Hawks, who have a 25-15 win-loss record on the road have to travel to United Center for the game. The Bulls would be using such big games to get their star player, Derrick Rose, to full fitness, who has not looked at his menacing best after returning for an injury lay-off.
But, with Rose, one thing is for sure that the Bulls look a better unit and can pose a serious challenge for the NBA title.
"With Derrick back (there are) much more options and we can see we are getting ready for the playoffs and are playing really good basketball right now," Bulls' forward Nikola Mirotic told the team's official website.
But, when these two teams clash on Wednesday, expecting both the teams to give their best for a victory would give them the much-needed confidence for the elusive Playoffs.
The Hawks have been one such team, who does not depend on any one particular player as a number of players have been delivering the goods one after another.
Players such as Al Horford, Kyle Krover, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague have been in amazing form throughout the season. All these players average above 12 points per game this season. It is such collective team performance, which has helped them maintain 60-21 win-loss record.
For the Bulls, they are highly dependent on primarily two players, Rose and Paul Gasol, as they average 18 and 18.5 points per game respectively during the season.
Just before the Playoffs, it is time for these stars to perform and get into perfect shape for the Playoffs.
Where to Watch Live
The game between Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls is scheduled for 8pm ET (5:30am IST and 1am BST) start with no live TV coverage in the US.
International viewers can stream it live on NBA.com.