The Chicago Bulls went on the road and came away with a tough 96-89 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. Joakim Noah had 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists to lead the Bulls.
The biggest difference in the game was free-throw shooting. The Bulls went 24-26 from the charity stripe, while the Sixers shot just 5-11. Additionally, Philly shot a miserable 2-14 from behind the three-point line, good for a 14.3% shooting percentage.
Luol Deng had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Marco Belinelli and Nate Robinson chipped in with 16 and 14 points, respectively.
Jrue Holiday led the Sixers with 26 points, nine assists and five rebounds, but took 28 shots while doing so. Evan Turner had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Thaddeus Young had 13 points and nine rebounds.
The Bulls next play on Saturday night, when they host the Brooklyn Nets at the United Center.