Bulls Lose to the 76ers at the United Center (Chicago, IL) — The 76ers found quick traction in the 1st quarter, finding multiple holes in the Bulls’ defense. The Bulls were able to keep up on the offensive side by being consistent in the paint. The Bulls struggled in their shots from range, making only 2 out of 7 three-pointers. The Bulls couldn’t seem to stop the 76ers from range. The 76ers made 5 out of 9 shots outside the arc and took the lead in the 1st quarter by scoring 34. The Bulls scored 26 points in the 1st and were ready for the 2nd quarter. In the 2nd quarter, the Bulls were extremely competitive in the paint, making countless shots at the rim. The Bulls did make 1 out of 5 shots from outside the arc but still couldn’t seem to find traction on offense, but their defense was heating up. The Bulls held the 76ers to 27 points, however the Bulls only managed to score 26. By the half, the Bulls trailed the 76ers 61 – 52.
At the Half
In the 3rd quarter, the Bulls found some holes in the 76er’s defense, with ample room for open shots in the paint. The Bulls still couldn’t seem to find traction in their shots from range, hitting 1 out of 5 shots from outside the arc while the 76ers scored 3 out of 6. The Bulls were able to close the paint down on the 76ers, only allowing them a couple easy shots near the rim. The Bulls scored 29 points on the 76ers but allowed them to score 28 points. Going into the final quarter, the Bulls trailed the 76er’s 89 – 82. In the 4th quarter, the Bulls struggled to gain any traction near the paint, making 1 shot at the rim. The 76ers, on the other hand, dominated the rim, taking and making 7 shots at the rim. The Bulls made 3 out of 10 shots outside the arc and 3 shots from mid-range. The Bulls were unable to cover the court, only scoring 27 points while the 76er’s scored 30 points. The 76ers beat the Bulls 119 – 108.
Game Leaders were DeMar DeRozan with 45 points, 7 assists, and 9 rebounds. Javonte Green had 1 steal and 2 blocks. The Bulls made 48.1% of their collective shots and 26.9% of every 3-point shot.
The Bulls will face the Suns tomorrow (2/7/2022) at 6:30pm CST.