The Memphis Grizzlies got the best of the Chicago Bulls in a low-scoring affair last month.
Points could be even harder to come by this time around if Zach Randolph and Luol Deng can't play.
Memphis' Randolph and Chicago's Deng are both uncertain to be available Saturday night in what sets up as a defensive battle at the United Center.
Randolph had 10 points and 15 rebounds as Memphis (25-13) pulled out an ugly 80-71 win over Chicago (23-15) on Dec. 17. The Grizzlies, who shot 37.5 percent in that game, limited the Bulls to 37.3 percent and their fewest points this season.
While Memphis is giving up 89.8 points per game to rank second in the NBA, Chicago isn't far behind at 91.9. Neither team figures to light up the scoreboard Saturday, especially if Randolph and Deng don't suit up.
Averaging 16.4 points and 11.6 boards and leading the league with 25 double-doubles, Randolph was held out Friday against Sacramento with a strained back suffered two nights earl...