Another crucial characteristic of a successful, all-around team is their willingness to play together. To beat New Orleans tonight everyone on the floor must be involved in the action. Offensively, the ball has to jump from player-to-player and skip from side-to-side in search of an open route to the rim. Chicago has to spread out all along the perimeter and force the Pels to abandon the paint, opening paths to hoop and allowing the Bulls to tap into their athleticism and speed in attacking the basket for a dunk/layup or the opportunity to post points from the free throw line.
Defensively, as a team, Chicago must keep the lines of communication open and free flowing, while closing off the paint and forcing the Pels to uncomfortably operate far from the rim.