A.I. and Co. welcome Bulls to Philly
(Sports Network) – The Philadelphia 76ers are back to their winning ways and
will host the Chicago Bulls Saturday night at the Wachovia Center.
On Friday at Milwaukee, Kyle Korver scored a career-high 31 points off the
bench and buried four clutch foul shots down the stretch to lead the Sixers to
a 116-111 win over the Bucks at the Bradley Center.
All-Star Allen Iverson added 30 points and eight assists for the 76ers, who
have won three of their last four games after a three-game losing streak.
Philadelphia won without center Samuel Dalembert, who missed the game with an
ankle injury. He could be ready for Saturday’s game.
The Sixers will return to the Wachovia Center, where they are 17-11 on the
season. Philadelphia is currently seventh in the Eastern Conference playoff
race, just slightly ahead of Milwaukee.
Chicago, meanwhile, has dropped seven of its last 11 games.
The losing ways resumed Friday night versus the powerhouse Pistons at the
United Center. Ben Gordon had 24 points and Andres Nocioni added 17 points and
eight rebounds off the bench for the Bulls, who had a small two-game winning
Detroit owns the Bulls as of late, having won four straight. The Pistons have
been victorious in 12 consecutive contests in the Windy City, with their last
loss in Chicago coming on January 22, 2000.
But on a brighter note for the Bulls, they have won three in a row against the
Sixers, including a 117-84 drubbing on February 16. Philly, though, has won
eight of the last 11 meetings at the Wachovia Center.