I have to admit, I was afraid of the Philadelphia 76ers coming to the United Center. Would the Bulls continue their lackluster play? Can they win consistently without Derrick Rose in the lineup? We did play well in Philadelphia early in the month, but we still required a mini-superstar performance from Rose and it took us some time to pull away from them.
The defense, Philly’s athletic wings, etc. Its just a matchup that gives the Bulls problems and I was very curious to see how they would fare… Well it turned out that the Bulls bigs would find a way to emerge victorious. Noah’s play, especially gave the 76ers fits down the stretch. C.J. Watson would end up leading the Bulls with 20pts. Nice to see as he is not fully healed from his ankle roll.
Next up for Bulls: March 19th at Orlando Magic.