|Certain teams can try to funnel Derrick Rose to a shotblocker. It works sometimes, other times he just dunks on your shotblocker or puts crazy english on a ball and kisses it off the backboard at a crazy angle. The Sixers, obviously, don't have that option. Their best chance at slowing down Rose is to utilize the strength of their roster, perimeter defenders.|
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|Whenever the Sixers are mentioned, by anyone, as a good team the disclaimer "they haven't beaten anyone good" has to be included. For some reason, the Bulls are immune to the same scrutiny, but should they be?|
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|Every time you think the other shoe has dropped, this Sixers team gets up, dusts itself off, and defies all logic. Tonight, a day after a terrible overtime loss to the hapless Kings, the Sixers went into the United Center (where they lost by 45 points in December) and put the East's best team away in a thrilling 97-85 decision. Every time you think they stink, they go out and prove they can play with anyone...anywhere.|
|With the memory of a 45-point drubbing burned into their minds, the Sixers took the court tonight shorthanded, but determined to send a message. It took 48 minutes of non-stop energy, but they got the job done. Without Andre Iguodala, Jrue Holiday and Jodie Meeks caught fire in the third while Elton Brand and Thad Young proved too much for Chicago on the defensive end. What was probably the best quarter of basketball this team has played in over year was enough to power them to their 15th win of the season.|
|The last time the Bulls and Sixers met, Chicago pounded the Sixers by 45 points, and it really wasn't that close. The Bulls were merciless, and the Sixers did absolutely nothing to show any spine in the face of the reaming. The last time the Bulls played, period, they lost to the lowly Nets and their power forward spent the final 14 minutes on the bench, steaming. This game shouldn't lack for emotion from these two teams, both with something to prove.|
|Very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very badly.|
|The Sixers travel to the Windy City for game two of their longest road trip of the season tonight to face the Bulls. Jaokim Noah is out. Taj Gibson is out. The Bulls are left woefully short in the big man department and the Sixers may just have a chance to get this trip started with a mini winning streak.|
|Each time I find myself thinking this team couldn't possibly look worse, they surpass their previous low point with a performance like Saturday night's vs. the Bulls. Maybe at some point I'll learn my lesson.|
|Last night we saw the Sixers pull together as a unit. In fact, we saw them pick up a ton of slack and absolutely shut down the Spurs without Dalembert for the final 18 minutes. Tonight, they're playing the second night of a back-to-back in Chicago, against a Bulls team that squeaked one out in Minnesota last night. Two tired teams, pretty evenly matched on talent, it's probably going to come down to who wants it more. Preview and game thread after the jump.|
|There was a theme to Wednesday night's win over the Bulls. It played itself out time and time again, and honestly, it has a lot to do with why the Sixers find themselves 14 games under .500 with only a week to go until the All Star Break.|
|41-41, .500 seems so long ago. The Sixers seemed to be on the precipice of taking that elusive next step up the standings. Outside of the horrible final game, they showed flashes of ascending the ladder in the East. Right there with them were the Chicago Bulls. At least one of those teams is still there. Preview and game thread after the jump.|