Injury-plagued 76ers host Bulls
=== Injury-plagued 76ers host Bulls ===
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – The new-look Bulls try to make it
two wins in a row under new head coach Scott Skiles when Chicago heads to
Philadelphia to take on Allen Iverson and the 76ers at the Wachovia Center.
Earlier this season, Philadelphia crushed the Bulls, 106-85, on November 7th
at the United Center.
Jamal Crawford scored a game-high 30 points and Eddy Curry added 22, as the
Bulls gave Skiles a 97-87 victory over Milwaukee in his head coaching debut
with Chicago on Monday night.
“I thought we played hard beginning to end,” said Skiles after the game. “I
was just really proud of the way we played.”
Newly-acquired forwards Jerome Williams and Antonio Davis also contributed for
the Bulls, who snapped a seven-game skid. Williams scored 13 points and
grabbed 10 rebounds and Davis added 11 points.
On Monday, Davis and Williams were traded from Toronto in exchange for Jalen
Rose, Donyell Marshall and forward Lonny Baxter. The Bulls also received Chris
Jefferies in the deal.
The Bulls are 3-6 on the road this season.
The injury-plagued 76ers lost to the new-look Toronto Raptors, 95-88, on
Tuesday at the Wachovia Center.
Allen Iverson paced Philadelphia with a game-high 35 points. He was 18-of-23
from the foul line, but just 8-of-32 from the floor. Iverson was coming off a
50-point performance in a win against Atlanta on Saturday.
Kenny Thomas chipped in 18 points and nine rebounds for the 76ers, who have
dropped four of their last six contests.
Marc Jackson scored 12 points for the 76ers on Tuesday, before he was forced
to leave the game in the second quarter with a fractured left ring finger. The
Temple product is out indefinitely.
Philadelphia also played Toronto without forward Derrick Coleman, who missed
his third straight game with knee problems. Coleman is questionable for
The 76ers, who are 5-4 at the Wachovia Center this season, have won six of
their last eight over the Bulls at Philadelphia.