Mar 19, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) and Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) battle for a rebound during the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Bulls defeated the Sixers 102-94. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Shootaround: Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls


The Sixers head to Chicago tonight to try to snap their 23 game losing streak. The Sixers are three losses away from tying the NBA record for consecutive losses, which was set by the Cavaliers in 2010-2011. Tanking has reached a whole new plateau this season.

The Sixers last played the Bulls on Wednesday, where they dropped that contest by a score of 102-94. Thaddeus Young scored 24 points in the contest, but the Sixers would wind up losing the game. During this losing streak, the Sixers have lost by an average of 17.0 points.

Quick Hits:

  • Tony Wroten won’t be with the team tonight, as he is recovering from a sprained ankle suffered during last night’s loss to New York.
  • The Sixers have lost seven-of-eight to Chicago.
  • The Bulls are coming off a 91-79 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.
  • With Wroten out, expect to see more time for Hollis Thompson and James Nunnally.

Can the Sixers get used to losing? (via NBA.com):

“I can never get used to losing. I ain’t worried about no losses in a row. A loss is a loss. It happens,” said guard Tony Wroten, who won’t make the trip to Chicago after spraining his ankle. “I speak for the team, too. There’s no such thing as getting used to losing.”

The game tips off at 8 PM.

 

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