During the grueling season made up of back-to-backs and breakneck road trips, off days came very seldom for the 76ers. When they got them, the objective was to rest up and recharge because there was undoubtedly another game looming.

In fact, the Sixers had two days off between games just twice during the regular season, something that was not lost on the players or coaches at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine on Thursday afternoon. After all, the Sixers and Bulls have already had two days off between games twice before they even laced them up for Game 3.