Updated: June 23, 2011 12:39AM
One of the Bulls’ most impressive streaks will be put to the test in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals tonight: They haven’t lost consecutive games since Feb. 5-7.
The 45-game streak is the longest in the NBA this season, eclipsing the San Antonio Spurs’ regular-season mark of 35 games without losing two in a row.
It’s a testament to the Bulls’ mental toughness. They’ve had their shaky moments, but they recover well. They’ve lost back-to-back games four times this season, but not since losing to the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers on the road in February.
‘‘I think we’re a real tough-minded group,’’ reserve guard Kyle Korver said Friday. ‘‘We’re a real scrappy group. And we play that way. And we’ve got a coach [Tom Thibodeau] that finds our mistakes and lets us know. And we’ve got a team that is very receptive to what he has to say. I think we’ll probably play better in Game 3.’’