Fight for every loose ball
This Memphis Grizzlies team has been successful this season because of many factors, but the main one being their toughness.
"Toughness," is, of course, a buzzword thrown around by coaches often but the Grizzlies definitely showcase it. The Grizzlies are the No. 1 team in the league in rebounding rate and the battle tremendously hard for every loose ball.
The Bulls will again be shorthanded. And while Nikola Vucevic and DeMar DeRozan can lift up the Bulls offense, they will need to limit mistakes to give the Bulls a chance.
That means that any could-be-turnover or almost-Memphis-offensive rebound needs to be fought for until the last second. The Bulls are not a team that thrives in terms of second-chance points, so this is why limiting turnovers is so important for their success.
The Grizzlies will gladly take the opportunity to "muck up" Monday's MLK Day game, hoping their pace and hustle can knock off the first place Bulls.