Tonight’s contest is the first of eight road games that the Sixers will play between now and March 11 (with a couple of home dates sprinkled in). But after that run, they finish out the season with a stretch where they’ll play 11 of their final 17 games at the Wells Fargo Center.
The last time the Sixers and the Bulls met (January 24 - a 115-101 76ers’ victory), Ben Simmons blessed the world with a 19/17/14 that even made Goran Dragic fans stand and tip their respective caps. Dario Saric went for 21/10, and Joel Embiid chipped in 22 points for good measure.
It appears as if every member of the Sixers made it through the All-Star break unscathed, so other than Justin Anderson (who is still dealing with a sprained right ankle), the team should have its full complement of players tonight against Chicago.
Even with a healthy Zach LaVine, the 76ers should be able to beat a Bulls team that may struggle to win 30 games this season. Brett Brown’s squad is a virtual lock to make the postseason at this point, and if they want to avoid a first-round series against the Boston Celtics or Toronto Raptors, tonight’s game is a loss that they simply can’t afford.
- Date: February 22, 2018
- Time: 8:00 pm ET
- Location: United Center, Chicago
- TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia+
- Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic
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