Sixers head to Chicago to face the Bulls on the Second Leg of a Back to Back
The 76ers won their fourth straight game last night albeit an ugly one that came down to a tap in buzzer beater by Ben Simmons. They’re back in action tonight after a sleepy overtime win against the Spurs and head to Chicago to face off against the Bulls in their third and final matchup of the season.
To look into the game tonight, the Sixers are looking to complete the season sweep of the Bulls who are sitting at an abysmal 26-38 record and are on the outside looking in to the playoffs as the 12th seed in the East. Even after acquiring Nikola Vucevic from the Magic at the trade deadline, the Bulls have still struggled and are seemingly unable to put anything together. If things go as they should, the Sixers should have another victory on the table for their taking, and can extend their lead in first place of the conference after last night’s win.
Philadelphia narrowly beat Chicago in February on the back of an Embiid 50 point performance, and then handedly beat them again in March. I would expect nothing less from the Sixers tonight, especially with Lavine and Vucevic making appearances on the injury report as of this afternoon. Embiid and the Sixers are currently seven point favorites and the over/under is set at 215.5 going into tonight’s matchup.
Thanks to Adam Silver and the genius that is the NBA schedule, the Sixers had to fly out of Texas late last night after playing extra basketball, just to get back on the plane to fly back to Texas after tonight’s game. I’m only saying that because of the ridiculous overreactions during last night’s game, there is a lot more going into these games than what meets the eye.