AT CHICAGOTime: 5 PDT.
On the air: TV: Channel 9; Radio: 710, 1330.
Where: United Center.
Records: Lakers 18-4; Bulls 8-14.
Record vs. Bulls: 1-0.
Update: The Lakers beat the Bulls last month, 108-93, with Pau Gasol scoring 24 points in his first game back from a hamstring injury. The Bulls have lost 10 of their last 12, leading to local speculation on how long Coach Vinny Del Negro will keep his job.
-- Mike Bresnahan