Philadelphia takes on Chicago, aims to break 3-game slide
Philadelphia 76ers (49-30, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (22-57, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Chicago; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia aims to end its three-game skid with a win against Chicago.
The Bulls have gone 16-33 against Eastern Conference teams. Chicago is 8-8 in games decided by less than 4 points.
The 76ers are 19-20 on the road. Philadelphia ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36 percent from deep. Mike Scott paces the 76ers shooting 40.9 percent from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: Walt Lemon Jr. leads the Bulls with 6.3 assists and scores 16.3 points per game. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is averaging 1.6 made 3-pointers and 9.4 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.
Tobias Harris ranks second on the 76ers averaging 18.8 points and has added 7.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. JJ Redick has averaged 3.9 made 3-pointers and scored 20.4 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 5-5, averaging 117.8 points, 49.8 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 5.8 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting.
Bulls: 3-7, averaging 107 points, 46 rebounds, 21.5 assists, 7.3 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.3 points on 48.8 percent shooting.
Bulls Injuries: Otto Porter Jr.: out (shoulder), Wayne Selden Jr.: day to day (knee), Wendell Carter Jr.: out for season (left thumb), Denzel Valentine: out for season (ankle), Chandler Hutchison: out for season (right toe fracture), Lauri Markkanen: out for season (illness), Zach LaVine: out (thigh/knee), Kris Dunn: day to day (back).
76ers Injuries: James Ennis III: out (right quad contusion), Jimmy Butler: day to day (back tightness), Furkan Korkmaz: out (torn right meniscus), Joel Embiid: day to day (left knee soreness).