Bulls Break Sixers' Winning Streak in Thrilling Two Overtimes Game

The Chicago Bulls ended the Philadelphia 76ers' eight-game winning streak in a thrilling game that went into two overtimes.

by Faruk Imamovic
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Bulls Break Sixers' Winning Streak in Thrilling Two Overtimes Game

The Chicago Bulls ended the Philadelphia 76ers' eight-game winning streak in a thrilling game that went into two overtimes. The final score was 109:105 in favor of the Bulls.

Leading the Charge

Zach LaVine was instrumental in the Bulls' victory, scoring 26 points and dishing out seven assists.

Demar DeRozan also had a strong performance, putting up 25 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Montenegrin center Nikola Vucevic rounded out the Bulls' effort with a double-double, scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

Fighting for Their Lives

DeRozan reflected on the Bulls' performance, saying, "We have a bigger goal in mind. We’re fighting for our life every game. We’re just playing with that desperation right now." For the 76ers, who are third in the Eastern Conference with a record of 48 wins and 23 losses, Joel Embiid had a standout game with 37 points and 16 rebounds, marking his 10th consecutive game with at least 30 points scored.

Despite his efforts, Embiid acknowledged that the game could have gone better, saying, "Tonight could’ve been better. Move on and learn from it."

Playoff Hopes Dashed

The victory could have secured the 76ers' entry into the playoffs, but they have yet to achieve that goal.

On the other hand, the Bulls' triumph kept them in the 10th position, the last one that leads to the playoffs. Embiid commented on the 76ers' offensive struggles, saying, "We couldn’t get anything going offensively really the whole game."

Timberwolves Secure Away Victory

In another exciting game, the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the New York Knicks with a score of 140:134.

Taurean Prince led the Timberwolves to victory with 35 points, including hitting eight three-pointers from eight attempts and a clutch basket to secure the win with just 10.4 seconds left. Prince was just one three-pointer away from tying the NBA record held by Ben Gordon and Latrell Sprewell with nine three-pointers.

Julius Randle had a strong performance for the Knicks, scoring 57 points and coming just five points short of tying the franchise record held by Carmelo Anthony. Other Results:

  • Charlotte Hornets - Indiana Pacers 115:109
  • Houston Rockets - Golden State Warriors 108:121
  • Memphis Grizzlies - Dallas Mavericks 112:108
  • Utah Jazz - Sacramento Kings 128:124

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