FINAL FROM PHILADELPHIA:
76ers 100, Bulls 89 (Bulls: 15-28, 7-14 on the road)
LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: LaVine: 23 pts. Philly: Korkmaz: 24pts.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: LaVine: 7. Philly: Simmons: 11
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: Satoransky: 6. Philly: Simmons 7
STAT OF THE NIGHT: Philadelphia's Furkan Korkmaz drilled a career-high six-three point field goals. He scored a career-high 24 points.,
RECAP: The 76ers rode the hot shooting of Furkan Korkmaz in the third quarter highlighting a 35 point period for the 76ers as Philly won its sixth straight home game and improved to a spectacular 20-2 on its home court. Korkmaz buried four long-distance jumpers in the third quarter as the 76ers broke open a close game
Zach LaVine scored a team-high 23 points, one of only four double-figure scorers for the Bulls. Lauri Markkanen took only two shots in the second half, the first coming with only 5:48 left in the fourth quarter. Coby White was solid off the bench with a 14-4-4 game. Ben Simmons nearly had a triple-double with a robust line of 20-11-7 and a +17.
The 76ers dished out 30 assists.
IN THE LOCKER ROOM: Coach Boylen:
Let's start with what I liked. I liked the 34 points in transition. I thought our defense was very good. We had a few breakdowns in the second half, but overall, they average 109 and they scored 100 on their home floor. I didn't like our discipline in the second half offensively, I think we had nine turnovers, and we had some opportunities. We did have some good looks in some situations that I thought we could capitalize on and we didn't, and that was kind of the difference in the game. Korkmaz gets loose from us a little bit, makes some really tough shots and that happens in this league, but to hold a team to 100 on their home floor, we've got to try to score 101 and we didn't do that. We try to play hard and play together. I thought defensively at times we were really good, knocking some balls loose and running. We knew we had to score early in the clock against their defense. They're a very good defensive team, so it's just kind of how we play…we play hard and try to play together, and we have to do it at the defensive end. That helps our running game.
UP NEXT: Tonight at home with Cleveland.
24 SECONDS NBA NEWS AND NOTES:
Memphis 113, Cleveland 109: The Cavs have lost three straight and eight of ten. Memphis has won seven straight.
Miami 115, OKC 108: Kendrick Nunn scored 22 points. Justise Winslow will miss at least two more weeks recovering from a back injury.
Dallas 120, Portland 112: Luka Doncic drilled career-high, eight three-point buckets. He finished with 35 points, and 8 rebounds, and 7 assists. Kristaps Porzingis missed his 10th consecutive game with right knee soreness. The Blazers lost CJ McCollum to a sprained ankle in the first half.
Atlanta 121, San Antonio 120: The Hawks rallied from a 14 point fourth-quarter deficit and shocked the Spurs on the road. It was Atlanta's first win in San Antonio since February of 1997.
Indiana 116, Minnesota 114: Karl-Anthony Towns returned to the lineup after missing 15 games with a sprained knee. He posted 27 points in 28 minutes. The T-Wolves have lost four straight.
Toronto 140, Washington 111: The Raps matched the franchise record for most points in a game..it was the most they've ever scored in regulation.
Always a pleasure.