Embiid dominates, Sixers fall to the Bulls in double overtime 109-105
Bummer. The 76ers were home last night and had their eight-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls 109-105.
Joel Embiid was honestly one of the only Sixers players that showed up last night.
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The MVP frontrunner continued to dominate anyone who dared to get in his way, scoring 37 points with 16 rebounds and three blocks before fouling out in the second overtime period.
Harden and Company Come Up Short
James Harden had a rare off-night, which was ultimately the deciding game factor. Harden shot a miserable 2-for-14 from the floor while going 0-6 from three point range. He also turned the ball over five times.
Tyrese Maxey wasn’t as bad as Harden, scoring 22 points on 9-of-19 shooting from the floor, but shot just 2-of-7 from beyond the arc. Tobias Harris had yet another solid outing last night, shooting 6-of-11 from the floor and 2-of-4 from three point range, finishing with 14 points, nine rebounds, and an assist, steal, and a block.
At the end of the night, the Bulls were just too much for the Sixers, with DeRozan (25), LaVine (26) and Vucevic (21) all scoring 20+ points in the win.
Sixers Back on the Road for 3
The Sixers have the day off today before playing the Bulls in Chicago tomorrow night. From there, they will remain on the road for the next three games, playing Golden State, Phoenix, and Denver before returning home on March 29th to face the Dallas Mavericks.
With the loss, the Sixers fell back to third place in the Eastern Conference Standings, a half game behind the second place Boston Celtics and three games back of the first place Milwaukee Bucks.