A visit to Milwaukee might be exactly what the Chicago Bulls need to end their longest slide in 2 1/2 years.
The Bulls can avoid a fourth consecutive loss Saturday night with a ninth straight win over the Central Division-leading Bucks.
Chicago (5-6) opened its five-game trip with a 112-106 overtime win at Phoenix, but has since dropped three in a row for the first time since a 10-game skid from Feb. 27-March 19, 2010. A 93-89 defeat at Houston on Wednesday dropped the Bulls below .500 for the first time since Nov. 5, 2010, when they were 2-3.
The Bulls have not dropped four straight on the road since a six-game slide Feb. 22-March 17, 2010.
"There are a lot of things we need to do,'' said forward Luol Deng, who had 19 points and 10 rebounds against the Rockets. "We've just got to put a whole 48 minutes together, just got to stay mentally strong. We've got to get a win and get it rolling again.''
Though the Bulls allowed fewer than 100 points for the first time five games, they...