Sixers look for 9th straight win tonight at home against the Chicago Bulls
The Philadelphia 76ers are finally back home tonight as they welcome the Chicago Bulls to the Wells Fargo Center.
The Sixers won their eighth straight game on Saturday night, beating the Pacers 141-121. As expected, Joel Embiid dominated Indiana, scoring 31 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists.
James Harden had the night off, while Tyrese Maxey rose to the occasion scoring 31 of his own, adding seven assists on the night.
Shake Milton scored nine points with five assists and Jalen McDaniels scored seven.
- Tobias Harris: 24 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST
- De’Anthony Melton: 14 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST, 6 STL
- Georges Niang: 10 PTS
- Paul Reed: 10 PTS
The Sixers (48-22) are now statistically in second place in the Eastern Conference ahead of Boston at 49-23. Both the Celtics and Sixers are just 2.5 games back of the Milwaukee Bucks, who remain in first place in the Eastern Conference Standings.
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A Quick Stop Home vs Bulls
Tonight, the Sixers will face the Chicago Bulls in South Philadelphia before hitting the road again to face the Bulls on Wednesday, followed by the Warriors, Suns, and Nuggets before returning home on Wednesday, March 29 to face the Dallas Mavericks.
The Bulls will enter tonight four games under .500 and in 10th place in the Eastern Conference but they have been playing well as of late. Chicago has won two in a row and four out of their last five, bringing them back into the playoff picture, 1.5 games up on the 11th place Wizards and Pacers, and 1.5 games behind the Toronto Raptors in 9th.
On Saturday night, they beat the Miami Heat 113-99, led by DeMar DeRozan who scored 24 points to go along with 10 assists and five rebounds.
- Nikola Vucevic: 13 PTS, 10 REB
- Zach LaVine: 18 PTS, 7 AST, 4 REB
- Patrick Beverly: 17 PTS, 4 AST, 3 REB
- Patrick Williams: 10 PTS
- Coby White: 18 PTS, 6 AST, 1 REB
Look, I really don’t care who the Sixers play right now. There’s no possible way you can bet against them. Again, they have won eight straight games and 9 out of their last 10. They’re also 4-1 against the spread over their last five games.
I’ll be in attendance tonight and I fully expect a packed Wells Fargo Center welcoming Joel Embiid and the Sixers back with open arms after a rough stretch on the road for the majority of the last three weeks.
Home cooking. Sixers roll.