Focus On Transition Defense
Per NBA.com, the Bulls are in the top-10 in the league in limiting their opponents fastbreak points, conversely, the Lakers are in the bottom-10 in opponents fastbreak points.
Chicago will get their opportunities to run on a team that leans a bit on the older side in terms of their key players. But when on defense, the Bulls have to remember that Russell Westbrook and Davis, specifically, are still nightmares to cover in transition.
If the Bulls get back on defense often and force the Lakers to play a halfcourt-style game, then things will line up quite well for the Bulls to pull off the Staples Center two-game sweep. Per CleaningTheGlass.com, the Lakers have the 24th ranked halfcourt offense in the league, while the Bulls halfcourt offense is ranked 11th in points per possession (PPP).