In the last game of its three-game road trip, Chicago knew it would have to play some of its best basketball to knock off the Philadelphia 76ers. After jumping out to a two point lead after the opening quarter, the Bulls struggled offensively in the second quarter, scoring just 14 points, and trail 46-40 at the half.
Derrick Rose was the only player able to get anything going against the 76ers defense, as the Bulls shot just 41.9% from the field as team. Rose scored 15 points on 6/11 shooting, but only dished out two assists in the opening half. Chicago only had nine assists as a team, while Philadelphia accumulated 14.
The 76ers were led by their own young point guard, as Jrue Holiday scored 12 points. Holiday did most of his damage in the paint, shooting 6/11 from the field and attempting only one shot from behind the three-point line. Elton Brand scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds for the 76ers, who are looking for consecutive wins for the first time since early February.