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Bulls, Suns going in opposite directions

PER Diem: Jan. 22, 2010

Updated: January 22, 2010, 11:45 AM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

"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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