Here’s what the Chicago Bulls need to break their five-game losing streak

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The Chicago Bulls are on a five-game losing streak over the last five games. They have not yet won a game since acquiring Nikola Vucevic and four players before the trade deadline.

“In their now five-game losing streak, Bulls opponents are averaging 116.2 points per game and shooting 52.4 percent,” according to NBC Sports Chicago writer Rob Schaefer.

Things aren’t going well for the Bulls. After fans and analysts talked heavily about the Bulls contending as “winners” of the trade deadline, they have yet to prove it. They have lost to the Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Utah Jazz in their last five games.

One factor to these losses has been the fact that the last three games for the Bulls have been on the road. However, that’s not going to end. The next six of seven games for the Bulls are on the road to start the month of April.

Another added factor is the toughness of the schedule. In their last five games and their next two include five teams above .500, which the Bulls have struggled to compete with. The Bulls are 3-18 against teams with a winning record.

The Bulls have little time to maintain the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls have the 10th seed at the moment, two games above the Toronto Raptors and two games behind the Indiana Pacers. Lucky for the Bulls, the Raptors traded away Norman Powell, setting them up for a current four-game losing streak.

Outside of the factors the Bulls cannot control — schedule and location — they can control several internal factors to fix their gameplay and compete.