Since the All-Star break, the Sixers have won two games by a combined 51 points and lost a nail-biter to the best team in the West. I realize it doesn't seem like it, because the issue of pulling out close games reared its ugly head, but the Sixers are playing good ball right now. The Bulls represent an opportunity to make the terrible end to the first half a distant memory. The basketball they've played this week is no different from the basketball they were playing when they beat the Bulls to improve to 16-6 on the season. A win tonight, and maybe it's OK to start believing again.
The tip is at 7pm. This is your game thread. I'll be right here throughout. You couldn't drag me away.
Prediction: PHI 87, CHI 84