The Bulls are stupid. Really stupid. Quite a few talented players, but without Derrick Rose, they are a thin, Tom Thibodeau-coached stupid team. Case in point: Marco Belinelli shot missed 16 shots last game and he played 41 minutes. Kirk Hinrich starts. Carlos Boozer Carlos Boozers.
But they're also pretty good. Joakim Noah has been nuts in Rose's absence and Luol Deng has managed to not disintegrate into sand despite Thibs playing him 41 minutes a night. They're still a top 5 defensive team and despite not going more than 8-deep on a good day, sit at 11-9 on the season.
The Sixers last showed some signs of life on the offensive end, with Thaddeus Young, Evan Turner, and most notably Jrue Holiday waking up for strong games against Detroit. They'll need to move the ball around and penetrate the D if they have a chance against the Bulls tonight. Isoball won't do it.
Sixers vs. Bulls: Kirk Hinrich vs. Evan Turner
Liberty Ballers | Dec 12