The Bulls gave the 76ers a run for their money.
In tonight’s matchup, the Bulls were locked-in enough to make the Philly crowd boo their own team late in the third quarter. The teams traded leads throughout the second half until the Bulls finally ran out of gas in the 4th quarter.
But honestly, the simple fact that they hung around as long as they did was impressive, considering the circumstances. Zach LaVine had his normally strong performance with 32 points, 8 assists, and 3 steals. But the real reason the Bulls were able to keep things close was because of the career performance by Luke Kornet.
The Bulls big man scored a career-high 25 points, knocking down four shots from downtown.
Nevertheless, the better team came through in the end and beat the Bulls 118-111. Chalk this one up as a solid “battle” though! Boylen would be proud.
Also, just when you think the Bulls could get through a game without a truly embarrassing moment … Boylen whips out a timeout.
Philly crowd boo's Jim Boylen for calling a timeout with 10.9 seconds left after a challenge was overturned pic.twitter.com/RXyv23J3uh
— Will Gottlieb (@wontgottlieb) February 10, 2020
Chicago is now on a five-game losing streak and has one more game before the much-needed All-Star break.
The Bulls are now 0-19 against the current top 8 teams in the Eastern Conference.
— Jeff Mangurten (@JeffGurt) February 10, 2020