Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers: Bulls Look to Rebound after Tough Loss

January 7th, 2011 by Jack Jones Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia 76ers will look to continue their strong play when they host the Chicago Bulls tonight. Philadelphia comes in off a 109-97 win over the Washington Wizards and have really turned things around since their 3-13 start to the season. Since that mark the 76ers are 11-8 and currently sit in the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference.

The 76ers will look to get revenge on the Bulls, who beat Philadelphia 121-76 at Chicago back on Dec. 21. The Bulls have won six of eight since that game, but are coming off a last second loss to the Nets on Wednesday. Our NBA spreads have the 76ers favored by 1 point over the Bulls at home.

The Bulls had won five straight before falling at New Jersey 96-94, but the loss isn't what has the Bulls fans' attention. It's the fact that star power forward Carlos Boozer sat out the final 14 minutes of that game.

Boozer was not injured, and it seems as though head coach Tom Thibodeau was sending a message to the big man.

Boozer is expected to start tonight against the 76ers and it will be interesting to see how he responds to what happened. Boozer had 16 points and 11 rebounds in the Bulls' eas ...

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