A pair of Eastern Conference teams do battle on the hardwood in the City of Brotherly Love. The Chicago Bulls are on the road as they make the trip to face the Philadelphia 76ers Friday night.
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Philadelphia is the superior team here, and they win at home against a spirited Bulls squad. The 76ers have a variety of offensive weapons at their disposal, and if Embiid returns to play in this game, they will be even more dangerous.
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Congrats to the Bulls! Joel Embiid (foot) will miss this game. Joel Embiid will miss his second straight game on Friday due to soreness in his left foot. Embiid’s next opportunity to play will be against Detroit on Sunday.
Tyrese Maxey was promoted to the starting lineup, and Montrezl Harrell saw extended playing time in his absence.
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The Bulls will now travel to Philadelphia to face a 76ers team that has been on a roll lately, winning 11 of their last 13 games. Chicago has struggled on the road this season, going 7-12, while Philadelphia has a solid 16-5 record at home.
Lonzo Ball (knee) has yet to play this season and hasn’t played since January 14, 2022, according to injury reports. The best estimate for a return is currently mid-January.
Javonte Green (knee) has missed the last two games, and Bradley hasn’t played since December 20. Meanwhile, Caruso (ankle) left the January 4 game against the Nets.