Chicago Bulls Team Report – March 7
=== Chicago Bulls Team Report – March 7 ===
(Sports Network) – The Chicago Bulls lost to the Philadelphia 76ers, 97-88,
on Saturday at the Wachovia Center.
Eddy Curry scored 24 points and hauled in seven rebounds for the Bulls, who
have dropped two straight contests. Antonio Davis added 16 points and 10
boards while Jamal Crawford also chipped in 16 points in the setback.
Chicago led by six after three periods of play and Kirk Hinrich’s three-
pointer with 9:24 remaining staked them to a 76-69 edge. However, Philadelphia
scored the next six points to pull within one point.
The Bulls led 83-79 later in the fourth, but the Sixers used a forceful 12-0
spurt to forge ahead 91-83. During the game-clinching run, Kenny Thomas scored
four points, including a jumper with 4:12 left that put the Sixers ahead for
good. AllenIverson capped the lengthy flurry with two free throws to make it
an eight-point game with 2:32 remaining.
The lead grew to 10 points moments later and Chicago was not able to get any
closer than six points the rest of the game.
Curry has scored in double digits in 15 straight games. He has averaged 19.2
points and 7.2 rebounds in that span.
The Bulls are off until Tuesday when host Philadelphia. The Bulls are 0-3
against the 76ers this season.