Philadelphia has won its past four games and holds a half-game lead over the second-place Brooklyn Nets.
The 76ers, whose winning streak against the Bulls started in the 2018-19 season, posted a 113-111 overtime win Sunday over the San Antonio Spurs in the opener of a three-game trip. “
The Bulls have lost three straight games and four of their past five and rapidly are sliding out of the playoff race in the East.
Chicago is three games behind the Washington Wizards for the final play-in spot in the conference.
The Bulls have badly missed All-Star guard Zach LaVine, who has sat out the past 10 games due to health and safety protocols. “
Despite the Bulls being 12 games below.