After beating the Orlando Magic at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night, the Sixers (41-23) are in Chicago (18-47) for their second night of a back-to-back. The Sixers will be without Joel Embiid (knee soreness) for the seventh consecutive game, but Jonah Bolden, who sat last night's game with sinusitis, will be available.
Here are the essentials:
• When: 8 p.m. ET with Sixers Pregame Live at 7 p.m.
• Where: United Center
• Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia
• Live stream: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the NBC Sports MyTeams app
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And here are three storylines to watch:
The quiet assassin
There is a reason Brett Brown called Tobias Harris a quiet assassin last night. Harris has quietly been on fire, and is currently on a seven-game streak of at least 20-plus points. He doesn't demand shots or need play-calls to get going. He just seems to play within this effortless flow of the offense.
A special place For Jimmy
It's Jimmy Butler's second trip back to the United Center since the Bulls traded him to the Minnesota Timberwolves in June of 2017 (and his first as a Sixer). In his first game back last February, Butler and Zach LaVine had quite the fourth-quarter shootout, and Butler scored 13 of his 38 points in the fourth. Fourth quarter, Jimmy. Sound familiar?
Yes, the Bulls' record currently has them in the bottom three in the East. But since Feb. 1, the Bulls have really started to get their offense humming. Prior to the start of February, the Bulls had the worst offensive rating in the NBA, but if you take a look at their offense since the start of last month, their offensive rating jumps to fifth. Can't take the Bulls lightly.
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