New York has a fierce defensive unit, so the smartest way to attack them is by spacing them out and attacking in transition before they have a chance to set up in the halfcourt.
Chicago is one of the best teams in the NBA in terms of fastbreak points per game (14.1 ppg, 7th in the league). But in each of their two matchups with the Knicks, the Bulls were held to single-digit fastbreak points.
Taking advantage of opportunities to advance the ball up the court quickly will be of paramount importance in this matchup. The easiest way to ensure an efficient Bulls offensive attack on Thursday night is to get right into the chest of NY's shot-blockers before they have a chance to alter shots.