Saturday, November 2, 2013
Rapid Reaction: 76ers 107, Bulls 104
By Nick Friedell
PHILADELPHIA -- Let's take a quick look at how the Philadelphia 76ers earned a come-from-behind, 107-104 win over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Center.
How it happened: Michael Carter-Williams played another great game, scoring 26 points and dishing out 10 assists. Evan Turner added 20 points for the Sixers.
Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 22 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn't enough, as the Bulls coughed up a 20-point, first-half lead and played terribly down the stretch.
What it means: As a team, the Bulls sleepwalked in the second half of this game. But what the Bulls should be most concerned about is this was the third straight game in which Derrick Rose struggled. Rose scored just 13 points and was 4-for-14 from the field. More importantly, he allowed Carter-Williams to get by him numerous times on the defensive end. Rust is inevitable after missing 18 months of action, but after he dominated throughout the preseason, the Bulls should be concerned by Rose's struggles on both ends of the floor.
Hits: Luol Deng had 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the Bulls.
Misses: The Bulls were just 3-for-14 from beyond the arc.
Stat of the night: Rose turned the ball over eight times.
What's next: The Bulls' next game is Wednesday night against the Indiana Pacers.