Bulls vs. 76ers – Projected Lineups, Injury Report, How To Watch, More
Let’s do it again, shall we? The Bulls stole one in Philly on Monday night, they’ll need a more consistent effort in this one to get another win over the Sixers.
Chicago Bulls (34-37) at Philadelphia 76ers (48-23) – 6:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago (TV) and 670 The Score (Radio)
Projected Starting Lineups
- Patrick Beverley
- Zach LaVine
- DeMar DeRozan
- Patrick Williams
- Nikola Vučević
Injury Report: Javonte Green PROBABLE (knee), Alex Caruso DOUBTFUL (foot), Lonzo Ball OUT (knee)
- Tyrese Maxey
- James Harden
- Danuel House Jr
- Tobias Harris
- Joel Embiid
Injury Report: James Harden QUESTIONABLE (Achilles), P.J. Tucker QUESTIONABLE (ankle), Jalen McDaniels QUESTIONABLE (hip)
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What to Watch For
- Monday night was a FUN win, but it was far from a perfectly played game. The Bulls started slow and finished slow on the offensive end. The offense fell into old bad habits of standing still too often and waiting for Zach or DeMar to make something happen in iso ball. That can’t happen again tonight. Patrick Williams will likely start again, he needs to get more involved. And the Bulls need to attack the paint more often. Try and attack Embiid, and see if you can’t get him into foul trouble early.
- As up and down as the Bulls offense was on Monday, they were fantastic defensively. They swarmed the ball early and often. The Bulls forced 6 1st Quarter turnovers and 19 overall. Joel Embiid had himself a night and Tyrese Maxey played really well, but outside of that, they kept Philly fairly quiet offensively. James Harden (who might not play tonight) was held to just 5 points on 2-14 shooting. Long story short, keep up the intensity and aggression defensively.
- LaVine and DeRozan both put up decent numbers and made some very big plays when they had to, but neither had their best night shooting. Both shot under 50% from the field, and LaVine went just 2-9 from three. He’s been on fire from beyond the arc as of late, so hopefully Monday night was just an off game.
- It wasn’t just LaVine that was bad from three in Monday’s win. The Bulls shot just 7-33 (21.2%) from deep – that’s…not good. The volume was up again which is a good thing, but we’re gonna need to see more threes drop. Philly was almost as bad from three shooting just 10-36 (27.8%), and that’s very unlikely to happen again.