Commentary

Bulls, Suns going in opposite directions

PER Diem: Jan. 22, 2010

Updated: January 22, 2010, 11:45 AM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Bulls/SunsAP Photo/Getty ImagesDerrick Rose has the Bulls back in the playoff picture while Steve Nash and the Suns have cooled off.

"The worst good team against the best bad team" might not make for a great tag line, but when the Bulls and Suns meet Friday night (10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN), that description won't be too far from the truth.

Since Phoenix is 25-18 this season while Chicago is just 18-22, it might seem as if the Suns should be overwhelming favorites. But look a little deeper and this matchup is an interesting one because of how the past month has gone for each team.

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