The Chicago Bulls' six-game road trip hasn't gone as well as they'd hoped, and ending it on a positive note won't come easy against a Utah Jazz team playing extremely well at home.
Utah seeks an 11th victory in its last 12 tries at EnergySolutions Arena while trying to send Chicago to a season worst-tying third straight defeat Friday night.
The Jazz (28-22) haven't played very well on the road, but a home-heavy stretch has helped them get back into the Western Conference playoff picture with the All-Star break approaching.
They improved to 19-5 at home with Wednesday's 100-86 win over Milwaukee, earning their ninth victory in their last 12 games as only one of their defeats has come at home in that stretch.
Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap scored 19 points apiece for Utah, which has held opponents to 40.6 percent shooting over its last four games.
"We're in a good little zone right now," Jefferson said. "We've just got to keep it up. ...