CHICAGO, IL - MAY 01: Spencer Hawes #00 of the Philadelphia 76ers knocks the ball away from Richard Hamilton #32 of the Chicago Bulls in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on May 1, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The 76ers defeated the Bulls 109-92. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
In their second game since losing Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls look to reclaim home court advantage in Game 3 against the Philadelphia 76ers.
The No. 1 seed Chicago Bulls hit the road for Game 3 of their series against the No. 8 seed Philadelphia 76ers on Friday evening, looking to take back home court advantage. The Bulls played their first game without Derrick Rose on Tuesday night, and it did not go well as the Sixers evened the series with a convincing 17-point win.
C.J. Watson and John Lucas III combined for 27 points in Rose's absence, but the Sixers backcourt had their way with the Bulls defense on the other end. Jrue Holiday led all scorers with 26 points while Lou Williams added 20 off the bench, as Doug Collins mixed up his rotation in an effort to even up the series. Chicago, which has consistently rated as one of the best defenses in the league under Tom Thibodeau, will look to shore up the defense without Rose and to get back on top of the series with a Game 3 win. Schedule and broadcast information below:
Game Date/Time: Friday, 8:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa.