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Morning Box Score: Bulls Down Philly Again

By Chuck Sudo in News on Mar 23, 2014 2:30PM

2011_11_26_bulls_logo.jpg Bulls 91, Philadelphia 81
The Philadelphia 76ers are closing in on a dubious record after losing their 24th straight game Saturday night at the United Center; it's their second loss to the Bulls in three nights and the scores don't indicate the many ways the Sixers tanked their chances to win either. Thaddeus Young led all scorers with 28 points but a 1-for-20 mark from three-point land contributed to 34.5 percent shooting on the night. Philly missed their first 17 treys.

The Bulls took the lead late in the second quarter and never looked back. Joakim Noah led the Bulls with 20 points, Jimmy Butler scored 17 and had a couple highlight reel dunks and Taj Gibson and D.J. Augustin added 16 apiece.

The Sixers, meanwhile, are closing in on the all-time record of 26 consecutive losses in a season, and if they hope to not make, or tie, history, they'll have to do so against San Antonio and Houston.