76ers play the Bulls on 8-game win streak
Sun, Mar 19, 2023 2:02 AM
By The Associated Press, Data Skrive
Chicago Bulls (33-37, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (48-22, second in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia will attempt to keep its eight-game win streak intact when the 76ers take on Chicago.
The 76ers are 29-15 against Eastern Conference opponents. Philadelphia scores 115.5 points and has outscored opponents by 5.0 points per game.
The Bulls have gone 24-22 against Eastern Conference opponents. Chicago ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference with 13.4 fast break points per game led by Zach LaVine averaging 3.8.
The teams play for the third time this season. The Bulls won the last matchup 126-112 on Jan. 7, with LaVine scoring 41 points in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Joel Embiid is shooting 54.6% and averaging 33.5 points for the 76ers. Tyrese Maxey is averaging 3.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
DeMar DeRozan is scoring 25.4 points per game and averaging 4.7 rebounds for the Bulls. LaVine is averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 9-1, averaging 125.4 points, 42.2 rebounds, 26.8 assists, 7.5 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 53.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.0 points per game.
Bulls: 6-4, averaging 114.5 points, 40.2 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 8.1 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 50.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.5 points.
INJURIES: 76ers: James Harden: out (rest-injury management), P.J. Tucker: out (ankle).
Bulls: Justin Lewis: out for season (knee), Javonte Green: out (knee), Lonzo Ball: out for season (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.