Tue, Mar 21, 2023 1:02 AM
By The Associated Press, Data Skrive
Philadelphia 76ers (48-23, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (34-37, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
Chicago; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia hits the road against Chicago looking to extend its six-game road winning streak.
The Bulls are 25-22 against Eastern Conference opponents. Chicago is sixth in the NBA with 34.2 defensive rebounds per game led by Nikola Vucevic averaging 9.3.
The 76ers are 29-16 against Eastern Conference opponents. Philadelphia averages 115.4 points and has outscored opponents by 5.0 points per game.
The teams square off for the fourth time this season. In the last matchup on March 20 the Bulls won 109-105 in overtime led by 26 points from Zach LaVine, while Joel Embiid scored 37 points for the 76ers.
TOP PERFORMERS: Vucevic is scoring 17.8 points per game with 11.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists for the Bulls. LaVine is averaging 30.0 points and 3.9 rebounds while shooting 52.3% over the last 10 games for Chicago.
Embiid is averaging 33.6 points, 10.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.8 blocks for the 76ers. Tyrese Maxey is averaging 21.6 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 6-4, averaging 115.2 points, 40.5 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 8.6 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 49.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.8 points per game.
76ers: 8-2, averaging 124.0 points, 43.5 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 7.7 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 52.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.3 points.
INJURIES: Bulls: Justin Lewis: out for season (knee), Alex Caruso: out (foot), Lonzo Ball: out for season (knee).
76ers: P.J. Tucker: out (ankle).